Reviews of Beho Beho
Wildlife sightings and reviews
168 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Beho Beho and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
Couple this with the lovely and knowledgeable rangers and you have a truly unique and memorable experience. We felt lucky to be there." See all these reviews: 5n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Beho Beho is a gorgeous camp"
The lodge itself is incredible. For four days and nights I experienced the special way Beho Beho does it's guiding, whether it is a walking, boating, or driving safari, all the guiding was top notch. The food was incredible, and I loved how we dined for dinner in a different part of the lodge every night.
The rooms are gorgeous, and the service is so familial that you feel at home the moment you walk in. I can't imagine there is a better camp in this part of Tanzania.
Shout out to Heribert and the whole crew. You guys were the best!" See all these reviews: 16n in Tanzania
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We did see most of the animals we could see in that area of the national park, sadly, no lions or wild dogs...though the guides were hopeful we might. We had lots of opportunity to stop and watch elephants, giraffes and others, often at close quarters, whilst the guides provided lots of information about them.
We really liked the variation in landscape from the thick bush to wider plain, river valley and lake.
We shared a vehicle with another couple, which was no problem for us, and it was good to meet up in the evening, when everyone ate together, to share experiences.
The accommodation was of a very high standard. Loved waking up to see an elephant or giraffe grazing in front of us. Food was great ( they have some superb chefs) and dining each evening in a different venue gave added pleasure. Loved the final night when the guides joined us for an African themed candle lit supper." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 6n in Zanzibar
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This is from our perspective what a safari is all about, guides who are as enthusiastic as you at finding and seeing animals and birds with a very high level of knowledge so that you are constantly learning. Once back in camp you can unwind and relax and then over lunch and dinner have wide ranging conversations with a lot of laughter and fun.
The waterhole at the lodge had this time round due to the time of year a constant viewing of animals including one day and evening the Be Ho Be Ho lion pride, a memorable experience." See all these reviews: 16n in Tanzania; 3n in Seychelles; 1n in Kenya
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The service by all the staff was excellent and friendly.
The four guides were very friendly and knowledgable but as we were the only guests during our stay we did find the hosting a little heavy at times with limited time to spend relaxing in the lounge areas by ourselves. A real bonus is having the airstrip so close.
We liked finding out about the history that the area played in the First World War. Good fun having our meals in different secret places every evening and the food was always excellent. The whole experience was very tailored to our needs. We liked the waterhole by the lounge which meant the animals came to us every day.
Harry the barman was very attentive and the full-size snooker table provided fun each evening!
Surprise lakeside breakfast was a trip highlight. A remote full-English and a loo with a view in the middle of no where!" See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
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Again way above our expectation for everything.
Bravo" See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"Return to Beho Beho"
We were greeted with great enthusiasm by all the staff that remembered us and treated like royalty for our whole stay. Mr Charlie Bailey, the owner dropped in for a couple of days. It was good to see him again and listen to his stories!!
Beho Beho runs like a family house party and our daughters soon realised it's magic and why we love being there so much. Heribert, Godlisten, Idrissa and new boy Justin were our hosts and guides for the week and what fun we had with all of them.
We were privileged to follow the Beho Beho pride of lions going about their daily lives chasing giraffe, sleeping, eating wildebeeste and buffalo, more sleeping !! On our last morning the dominant female brought out her three new cubs who she had given birth to in secret a couple of weeks ago. She introduced them to the entire pride on a buffalo kill. Wow !!
We saw lots of wildlife, had bush breakfasts, sundowners, boat trips on Lake Tagala and a visit to the hot springs. The girls did two bush walks which they thoroughly enjoyed however my husband and I are not able to do that anymore so enjoyed a lie in and being spoilt in camp. I must say the kindness and patience of the staff with us oldies was exceptional.
Food, as usual was restaurant standard taken in many different areas of the lodge including a new open air boma. Anyone for a lobster braai by the pool !!
Our daughters have now got the bug and are planning return visits. We hope we to return again one day. We congratulate Heribert, now the manager and head guide on leading such a wonderful team of staff seen and unseen.
Thank you all." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Wonderful Beho Beho"
We stayed for 4 nights in early November – a very good time to visit. The camp was very quiet with only 2 other guests during our stay. Selous was green and beautiful as the short rains had arrived in October. This made for some interesting jeep rides – they really are phenomenal pieces of kit and coped very well – and although water was plentiful for the animals, we were fortunate to see lots of animals and birds. We did have some rain but this tended to be at lunch time or overnight. The Beho Beho policy of rotating the guides works very well, as does the communal dining with guides and guests at different locations throughout the property.
Many thanks to our expert guides Saningo, Mike, Godie and Idrissa – we learnt so much from you. The walking safari and boat safaris are highly recommended. Rooms are fantastic and we had “visits” from Elephant, Hippo and Water Buck. The shower was great and the WIFI worked well. The communal area is very comfortable and we liked the lack of WIFI here, as it meant that everyone spent more time in conversation or enjoying the views. Very few mosquitoes and Tsetse flies. Anyone planning a trip to Selous could not do better that Beho Beho.
It was sad to leave – but nice that Elephant and Wild dogs came to the runway to see us off!" See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"A return to a favorite camp"
While Beho Beho is in a remote setting in the Selous, we enjoy having an airstrip only a 5-minute drive away from camp. One rarely sees cars from other camps, so the game viewing is essentially private. The camp is luxurious but very comfortable. They serve delicious lunches and dinners in a variety of settings and the tables are always beautifully set. The bandas are so spacious that they have a variety of places for lounging, and the addition of a walled patio with chaises and plunge pools makes it a place that's hard to leave.
While we saw fewer lions on this trip than we had in the past, we were delighted to watch them up close one morning as the 11-member Beho Beho pride greeted us from the camp's watering hole. Giraffes, elephants, and hyenas were found frequently, as were a host of crocodiles and hippos at Lake Tagalala and Lake Manze. We did one walking trek which found us dodging elephants to try to get to the riverbank for our sundowners.
This is a stunning camp with equally stunning food and service. We'd love to go back again for visit #3!" See all these reviews: 15n in Tanzania
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