Reviews of Beho Beho
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Beho Beho - A fabulous birthday venue
Out of the relative cool of Ruaha we arrived back in the Selous to another empty camp - apart from us and the wonderful staff! 5 fabulous days as the single focus of the entire staff. Birthdays do not get much better!
Fabulous thatched bandas with a wash basin each and fans to ward off the continuing heat and humidity. If that was not enough, there was always the swimming pool to relax in with an ice cold Tusker or G&T! Sacha, Tamlyn, Mr Simba, Clarence and the dynamic guiding duo of Onesmo and Heribert proved to be a perfect formula for a perfect safari holiday.
We saw all that was available, including lion having a 'domestic', tiny cubs and with Heribert, we found the wild dog pack that had been 'missing' for some time. The birds were awesome with great sightings of carmine bee eaters and a huge number of eagles and other raptors. The 5 hour walk in the heat on my birthday was an experience never to be forgotten.
Beho Beho may seem to be over the top to some but despite being the lap of luxury it still delivers a real safari experience. We loved it and were fortunate to meet Charlie Bayley the larger than life owner out from the UK to supervise the off season improvements. Meeting Charlie explains how Beho Beho can combine all the ingredients of safari without pointless discomfort. A truly sensational end to our holiday.
Superb experience at Beho Beho
This is a five star camp with a superb positiion and outstanding romms and facilities. Tamlyn was an excellent hostess and our guide, Heribert, was very very good. He found us some very special sightings (eg wild dogs and lion cubs) and had very deep knowledge of the wildlife and also of conservation issues.
We had wanted to include another boat safari on the lake on our fourth day. That could have been fitted in before another couple went on one (in practice well after we would have been finished. We felt the arrangements were not always as flexible as they could have been.
Dog days at Beho Beho
We were a bit apprehensive before going to Beho Beho since it seemed a bit luxurious compared to our normal choices but Expert Africa rated it very highly and it was within our budget so we were persuaded and rightly so.
The camp sits on a hillside with wonderful views and allows the breeze to flow through - very welcome at the hottest times of year. It also sits in an area of the Game Reserve away from most other camps so has a feel of a private concession with very few other vehicles about. Sacha and Tam run a slick and high-quality operation where the food is akin to that you expect in city restaurant rather than in the bush. Other nice touches are the small swimming pool and the illuminated water hole where guests can watch animals coming to drink while having one themselves.
The camp does take families with children 12+ and there were three teenagers also resident on our first day who we felt were at odds with the overall communal but adult feel of the camp - one day didn't matter but if it had been all four then that could have become an issue for us.
An unusual aspect of Beho Beho is that you are not assigned to a single guide for your stay but rather spend time with different guides depending on what activity you want to do - game drives and boating were excellent but the real highlight for us was the walking.
Watching wild dog playing, being chased by elephant, losing a pack member and reuniting again whilst on foot when you can appreciate all the sounds and smells of the action is the stuff of an old hand's dream and we were so lucky to be there to experience it all with Sacha's expert guiding. Altogether brilliant!
Perfect safari at Beho Beho
Tam and Sacha have created a fabulous safari experience. The facilities are luxurious yet cosy, the staff are wonderful but what sets it apart is the personalities of the guides. They are all genuinely interested in the flora and fauna around them, they convey that enthusiasm in everything that they do. The mix of walking, driving and boat trips means that you are never bored. We were never crowded or hurried and there was no problem if we wanted to stop and look at a bird or what often turned out to be a bit of bush!
The accomodation and the service was fantastic. The rooms were perfect, and the little touches like the size and quality of the towels, made all the difference. The food was wonderful, the only thing I had to worry about was how much weight I had put on by the end of the week! The staff could not have been nicer.
We went fly camping. I had never been camping before and If this is camping I can do it again!
I would like to mention tam and Julia in particular. i had lots of fum with the girls discussing a whole variety of topics and it just made the experience feel like a very hot and exotic trip with friends.
We also thorughly enjoyed general chat with the guides and our fellow guests. We will be back but next time to see Beho in a different season.
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We chose to visit Beho Beho on the recommendatoin of a friend. Having just come from a fabulous experience at Sand Rivers, we were wondering if it could possibly match up. From the point at which we handed over at the hot springs, it became clear that we would have a wonderful time at Beho Beho.
The site of the camp, high up on a hill, gives fabulous views over the surrounding landscape. Our room, at the far end of the camp, was lovely. The team were welcoming, friendly and hospitable at every level. Having been to Zimbabwe several times, we discovered acquaintances in common with Tam and Sasha which was a real delight.
The highlight of the camp had to be seeing a civet wandering around late at night; a visit during dinner one evening from Bond, a regular elephant visitor; and encountering a mother elephant and her youngsters one morning munching their way through the trees, shrubs and flower beds.
The food at Beho Beho is out of this world - how do they do it?
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We started at Mwagusi, so Beho Beho had a lot to live up to. It was of course a wonderful experience, but felt just a little over the top at times. The food was not as good as at Mwagusi, but that was a matter of taste as much as anything.
If we had not been to Mwagusi, the bush camp at Beho Beho might have felt like a more spectacular experience than it was. Again, a little over the top.
Great safari at Beho Beho
We could find no fault with Beho Beho, the camp and location were stunning, our room had a bath as well as shower, and was very spacious with a view over the plains.
The guides were very knowledgeable, the combination of walks and game drives was an excellent way to see the animals up close, the full day out to lake Tagalala was very special.
The highlight was the bush night, the tent was delightful as was the surprise bottle of champagne, from the staff to celebrate my birthday. Our walking guide Ian made us feel safe and really enjoy being in the bush thanks to his knowledge, he looked after us extremely well.
We thought it particularly good that we all had meals together, guides, hostess and guests, it was more like a house party with friends, and a great way to get to know people.
Beho Beho - a luxury home on safari
Beho Beho was very special ; luxury and comfort
but with the personal touches of a much loved
home . A quality experience in every detail and
charming hosts .
Excellent game viewing and varied terrain with
top calibre guides . Could have stayed longer
and hope to return .
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Couldn't have asked for a better experience (except Sacha/Ian not finding us a Leopard when the other team did!!!).
The staff were amazing, made us feel very welcome and were very warming to us on the drices, walks and evenings.
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Our stay at Beho Beho was perfect in every way. The accommodation was fantastic, the most amazing view from the open verandah onto the plain below - spent many magical moments just watching animal life unfold below.
Tam and Sacha and all the guides were always friendly, smiling and eager to please. The food was always excellent and it was good to meet the other guests each day and swap our stories.
Cannot fault anything about Beho Beho. Would very highly recommend.