Reviews of Beho Beho
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Beho Beho review
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.
Great safari at Beho Beho
We loved Beho Beho. The rooms and main areas are spacious and beautifully appointed. The view from our room was stunning. The staff are friendly and attentive, but it is the standard of guiding that makes a safari such an enjoyable experience. All the guides at Beho Beho are extremely knowledgeable not just on the wildlife but also on the trees and flowers. Our special thanks go to Sasha who is not only a brilliant guide but saved our lives when an angry buffalo charged towards us whilst out walking.
Their is a choice of activities each morning and afternoon ranging from walking, driving to boating, and all are amazing. You really get to see these animals at close range. We also enjoyed our 6.00 pm sundowner each evening in a different location. Such a nice touch. We cannot recommend Beho Beho highly enough.
The food is delicious and plentiful. Beho Beho was our first safari experience and we think we have found possibly the best. There is absolutely nothing we would change and would return tomorrow given half a chance.
All round great safari experience
A superb meeting of safari and welcoming country house experience. Hosting, guiding and ambiance is of the highest quality from start to finish. The Lake Tagalala day and the walks were particular highlights but we enjoyed every minute of our stay.
The bush camp, whilst a delightful experience might strike seasoned safari travellers as a touch soft. Quibbles?, well, the game is relatively skittish (it didn't stop us seeing a leopard, though!), and the bountiful procession of food nearly overwhelmed our digestive systems (we would happily of foregone the rich evening meals for lighter catering at the level of the delicious lunches).
Overall, a great stay.
Luxury and Wildlife at Beho Beho
Everything about this camp is of the highest quality - the accommodation, the staff, the food, all the guiding, the setting and the game near to it. A wonderful place to relax and from which to watch the game down on the plain below or at the waterhole, and also from which to venture out on expeditions.
After our 3 days of walking we first had a very pleasent afternoon game drive with Heribert, visiting the overcrowded hippo pool. Over the next 2 days we were guided on walks by Sacha and Ian. Plentiful game. Sat under a tree having our morning tea with Sacha as 300+ buffalo walked by to their shady spot.
On the evening walk with Ian we walked on the outskirts of the forest listening to the low rumbling noises of elephants invisible to us amongst the trees. Drove to a hyena den early on our last morning where we watched as bloodstained members of the pack made their way home after their night's exertions. Watched the submissive rituals of the male as he approached the matriarch and the frolics of a young cub who tried to emulate his mother's yowls.
This camp is a perfect safari destination.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.