Beho Beho

Reviews of Beho Beho

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Below are independent comments from 115 of our travellers who have visited Beho Beho, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. & Mrs W-J from Nottingham
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beho Beho review

Mashaka from Selous Safari Camp drove us all the way here – a new experience for him as he'd never been to Beho Beho before.

We arrived to welcoming smiles from Sacha and Tamlyn and cool drinks and towels provided by Mr Simba. We were a little surprised to have been asked to arrive so early as our room was not going to be available until after lunch. However, shortly after Tam's introduction Sacha bounded in and pulled us outside to see a rare Scop's owl perched in a nearby tree. It was very obliging and posed perfectly while we, Sacha and Salum photographed it. It was great to see how enthusiastic they were at this sighting.

Tamlyn said she had not been informed of my cheese allergy so had to make some amendments to lunch but was really careful thereafter, even standing guard over my personal loaf of bread so that it didn't disappear before I could have some. Lunches and dinners were excellent (even better than SSC) and accompanied by very good South African wines. The quality of the food would be exceptional in a major hotel but considering it's cooked in the bush it's incredible - huge prawns and crab for lunch, varied salads, very good meat at dinner, the best snapper we've ever eaten and lobster thermidor on the last evening! Plus delicious puddings. The variety was wonderful.

We were less impressed with breakfasts in the bush but clearly these are designed to be carried by a walking guide so cannot be as extensive as those planned for driving expeditions. Breakfast in camp was very good on our last morning.

Hospitality was excellent – nothing too much trouble – and there were some little touches which made it clear how much thought had been given to our comfort. For example the squirrel-proof box in the bathroom to save our toiletries from any more nibbling. We loved the spotting scope on each balcony too. Bandas were comfortable, bathroom well equipped and spacious and even a washing line and hairdryer provided.

There is a very high emphasis on walking trips here, led by Sacha or Ian. These are varied to guests requirements, from a gentle wander to a mixed driving/walking morning to a 6 hour yomp through the forest.

Most game drives head towards Lake Manze but I (Jane) also shared an excellent final evening drive with another lady through the sandy riverbeds around camp, seeing some new birds as well as loads of elephants, giraffes and even colobus monkeys. Meanwhile Martin and the other walkers were trying to find their way around buffalos.

Beho Beho is a class act and deserving of its great reputation.

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The A family - Yorkshire
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beho Beho review

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent but not for a first safari.

Too many flies though also the pool needs a revamp and enlarging.

Otherwise amazing as Sacha's knowledge is awesome backed by a fantastic team.
Memorable holiday

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Mrs F and family - London
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beho Beho review

A truly amazing experience - from the moment we arrived. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, without being overbearing in any way. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, the accommodation is fantastic.

This was our first safari, so we can't make comparisons, but there's a real sense of being in the wilderness when in the Selous. We rarely saw another vehicle on our game drives. We saw the immediate aftermath of a lion kill on our first afternoon, and elephants digging drinking holes in a dried up riverbed about an hour later - quite a start.

The Beho Beho staff provide great surprises for the guests - sundowner drinks in spectacular settings, and meals in a variety of locations, for example. The guides are so enthusiastic about their surroundings, and made every outing seem special, whether by jeep, boat, or on foot.

We were out for 10 hours one day, with so many experiences one after another.

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Mr & Ms L - London
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beho Beho review

Terrific location overlooking a valley; great staff who look after you - very cheerful, helpful and informative, great accommodation and great food.

Above all a great experience in the animal kingdom.

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Ms F & Mr F - Twickenham
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beho Beho review

Beho Beho is full of nice surprises and adventures. Staff is excellent, always smiley and very helpful and entertaining. They never seem to get bored of bush stories although I'm sure they heard them a 100 times! The rooms and the view are great, full of art work and nice furniture from Africa. Great to sleep with open curtains and listening to the noises of the valley below...

One small problem: the showers in the bathrooms are quite hard to handle and it takes time to get to an ok temperature - (not a lot of pressure either but I guess it comes from the fact are in the middle of the bush!)

The Bush night was fantastic, not many guests knew about it so that made it even more special for us, a fabulous honey moon experience with camp fire and bubbly!

During the day out to the lake and the hot springs a few of us would have like to have more regular meals or snacks as were really hungry towards the end of the day (after only a big breakfast in the morning).

But overall, we met great people and had a fantastic time. Every day is different at Beho beho; not only the walks and drives (all done by great guides) but also the location of lunches and dinners, and we think four nights including a bush night is the perfect length of stay to enjoy it fully without repetitions.

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The H family, from Baldock
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beho Beho review

Amazing place - what more can one say? Very very special in every way. The rooms are superb. And the staff, management and guides are excellent.

The children (20, 19 and 17) loved this place although (and this is only a very small gripe and should not deflect from all our praise)they would have appreciated something a little more substantial to eat before the early drive - just a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit did not satisfy our boys. Our 6'5" eldest son found this hard, and the breakfast in the bush was not the best - just a roll and some fruit. The first real meal of the day is lunch - or brunch on the day one visits the hot springs. The brunch out in the bush is exceptional and very special.

And the food otherwise was superb and in wonderful locations. Andrew's wheat allergy was catered for once Tamlyn arrived back in camp - she was not there when we arrived. But this was not a big deal as there was plenty of food to choose from and we did not make a fuss about it to anyone - I am sure it would have been rectified had we done so, such is the special service here.

We would definitely recommend this place to others and we very much hope to return one day.

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Mr and Mrs B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 21-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Beho Beho review

wonderful to be back. Hospitality , game viewing-drives and walks food and company all brilliant

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Dr C and Mr P from British Columbia
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 10 nights
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repeat trip better than the first

Beho Beho is like our African family. The guides and staff are simply exceptional . We were in Banda 5, the "honeymoon suite" with a spectacular new outdoor bathtub.

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Dr. M & Dr. Y - Richmond
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beho Beho lives up to its reputation

We had great expectations of Beho Beho and these were fully met. The Selous combined perfectly with Ruaha, providing different and contrasting scenery and excellent game viewing, while maintaining the feeling of complete isolation. For example we had long game drives to Lakes Tagalala and Manze without seeing another vehicle all day.

While the location of other camps on the Rujifi river in the Selous may have some advantages, particularly in the dry season, the location and views from Beho Beho are stunning and the easy access to the lakes allows tremendous game viewing as the animals move in to drink and the predators follow - we saw 4 separate lion prides. The guiding (Salum and Sean) was top class and evening walks from the camp with Sacha were a particular highlight for us and led to close encounters with elephant, buffalo, giraffe, etc.

The bandas are exceptional and the food and variety of dinner and lunch locations was excellent allowing continual game viewing in the valley below and at the local waterhole where we were lucky enough to see a leopard during dinner. The atmosphere in the camp was excellent and Tam and Sacha's easy manner made us feel very welcome. Beho Beho is luxury in the bush and for us combined very well with the more earthy Mwagusi in the Ruaha.

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Mr K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Paradise

There are special places in the world and this is a very special place with very special people. The variety of game viewing is outstanding but it is the people that make this an exceptional place. Sasha and Tam are a couple made in heaven who spread their happiness to every corner of the camp.

The game viewing is splendid, the walking fantastic and the visit to the lake stunning, add to this some of the best food in Africa and you start to understand why it really is a must visit place

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