Beho Beho

Reviews of Beho Beho

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Below are independent comments from 159 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 C from Suffolk
Arrived on: 7-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Great Safari at Beho Beho

The main difference on arrival at Beho Beho was the heat! We were met by Idrissa, a young guide we felt will be good in time. Heribert, assistant manager and guide with eight years experience showed us around before lunch. It is a very smart and comfortable camp.

Unfortunately there seems to be an atmosphere amongst the guides and Vanessa (F and B manager) which made for stilted conversation at the communal meals, which made us feel uncomfortable. The opposite to Ikuka where all was jolly.

The grasses at Beho Beho were short and we saw more game but fewer birds.We had wonderful daily sightings of African Wild Dog, packs of 23 which was tremendous.We saw a clan of eight Hyena, 34 giraffe together and herds of buffalo, wildebeest, eland, zebra and some elephant. Had three sightings of lion and also two cubs and a leopard and quantities of hippo.

We also got severely stuck our first morning. The guide, Sanningo, called for the cavalry on his radio, who arrived after 20 minutes and got stuck too! My husband quickly realised the winch was not operational. After a great deal of jacking up and stones laid strategically, an hour later we were at last freed, clouds of black smoke and a hippo lumbering by where I had just had a pee.

The heat was intense but the new plunge pools are a great asset. It would be nice to have umbrellas to give shade there.

For all the very smart, comfortable and beautiful camp and game, the tricky atmosphere may put us off returning.

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We were very pleased to hear how good these travellers’ wildlife sightings were, but we were concerned to hear about the atmosphere on their first day when they were the only guests in camp. We understand there had recently been some staff changes and these were finalised shortly after their stay. We also heard back from the lodge that the broken winch was an unlucky event and it was repaired in the workshop. The episode shows how adventurous safaris in this part of the Selous can frequently be.

Safari addict from UK
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Wonderful Beho Beho

Second visit to Beho Beho did not disappoint. Yes it is expensive but you do get what you pay for.

You will not see the volumes of animals that you would in the Serengeti but when something is spotted you will nearly always get the viewing to yourselves. The location, ambience, staff, food cannot be bettered.

What particularly makes this place is the family atmosphere and the enthusiasm of the people - particularly the guides.

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Mr C. from Malton
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Amazing Safari Lodge, excellent guides

The Beho Beho camp is extremely well appointed and the staff are exceptional. A real team / family feel with all staff very welcoming and keen to ensure your stay is the best it could possibly.

The room, or should I say small house, was wonderful with open veranda looking straight out over the African bush. The central area of the lodge is very relaxing, unfortunately with all the activities you don't get as much time as one would want to enjoy it. The pool area provides a very welcome respite during the middle of the day - a cooling, refreshing dip. Made more interesting by the visit of the Gardener (Elephant!).

The guiding team - Roel, Heribert, Godlisten, Saning'o & Idrissa - were brilliant, the mix of rotating guides I really liked. They imparted lots of knowledge, were attentive to what I wanted to get out of the visit and most importantly, fun!

The trip to the Lake was brilliant, saw a huge amount of game and birds as well as enjoying an excellent safari breakfast with a very pleasant view. A walking safari up to the top of the ridge opposite the camp for breakfast was great, providing amazing views over the reserve.

Vanessa and her team provided exceptional hospitality, fully taking care of my dietary restrictions. The food produced was of the highest standard and very enjoyable.

Moving the dinner location around the various areas of the main lodge made each evening individual.

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Mr & Mrs B from Belfast
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Luxury camp - great guiding

We have stayed in a number of camps in Africa over the past number of years and Beho Beho is definitely in the top league from every point of view. It is a beautiful luxury camp with a real family feel to it, all the staff keen to ensure that your stay was as comfortable and exciting as it could be. All the staff were very attentive and helpful which my wife greatly appreciated, due to her limited mobility having recently broken and dislocated her ankle

Each of the thatched, stone built rooms, or bandas, overlook the Selous reserve. Each has an open veranda area with day bed and very comfortable chairs in which to relax. The central area of the lodge is very relaxing, and there is a small pool area in which you can cool off after the morning game drive or lunch.

The food produced by Vanessa and her team was excellent and varied, we are always amazed at the level of cuisine in the camps given the dificulties in supply etc. Varying the locations within the camp area for each evening meal, which were communal, was another nice touch. We much prefer the more informal communal approach to evening meals where everyone can swap stores and anecdotes. In addtion the guides dine with the guests which is an added bonus.

Unlike the majority of camps we have stayed in over the years, Beho Beho has a policy of rotating the guides during your stay so over our four nights we got to sample the different styles of
Roel, Heribert, Godlisten and Saning'o. All were excellent, providing differing insights into the African bush.

Roel was our guide for the day trip to Lake Tagalala which was a very different form of safari and enabled us to see hippos, crocodiles and a wide variety of birdlife from a totally different perspective. That, coupled with the breakfast on the banks of the lake made it a very special trip indeed.

A warm and friendly camp with excellent guiding - thoroughly enjoyable.

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Mr S. from Albuquerque
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Beho Beho review

Best guides we have ever had! I really liked that they rotated the guides among guests as it gives more perspective. The accommodations and food were the best.

A suggestion for Beho Beho is to have name tags for the staff. While they were all introduced, the names of the staff were not easy to remember and pronounce with out seeing written.

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Mr N from Canterbury
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Return to Beho Beho, excellent

This was our second time to Beho Beho and it was just as good as before. The Managers have changed but the guides were the same as before.

The game drives were excellent, hospitality unbeatable and the Banda was all that was needed and more.

Saw good amount of game highlighted by a pack of dogs enjoying a kill. Not enormous amount of varied game but most of what we wanted to see.

The standard of the food was truly amazing and the location of eating places at the lodge were many and varied....we all sat on a communal table with some of the guides.

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Mr & Mrs M from Mexico
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Luxury camp great game viewing fantastic food

Definitely a cut above the other camps in terms of quality of accommodation, service and food. The game viewing was also fantastic.

They have a policy of allocating a different guide to you each day. A highlight is a boat trip on a lake with about 400 hippos. We dined communally in a different location around the camp each evening. Food superb and wines outstanding. Staff wonderful.

The suites are completely open at the front overlooking a water hole and you have to be prepared for the roaring of the hippos and the lions and other animals, sometimes all night!

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Mr & Mrs W from Grantham
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luxury camp - great guiding

This was our second visit to Beho Beho which obviously means we rate it! The camp itself is extremely comfortable but not formal. Set on an escarpment, the bandhas are incredibly spacious and open to the bush. There is also a small swimming pool affording a wonderful view of the world below.

The staff do all they can to ensure you have a good time and, unlike other camps where you are assigned one guide, you go out with all the guides at different times. I really like this system, as you get a different slant as everyone stamps his own personality on his game drives. We saw plenty of game - including wild dogs hunting and had a good day out on Lake Tagalala.

A warm and friendly camp with excellent guiding - thoroughly enjoyable.

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Safari addict from UK
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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One of the best

I have stayed in a number of camps in Africa and Beho Beho is definately in the top league from every point of view.

The accommodation is excellent with your own personal view of the Selous. The guiding is of the highest quality. The food would past muster against the best city restaurants. The particular highlight of Beho Beho is the hospitality and general ambience, you almost feel like part of the camp 'family'. Yes, it is more expensive than the alternatives, but if ever there was a case of you get what you pay for, it is here.

I did travel off season and found it rather hot, and the insects when on game drives were a nuisance, however, this meant that there was no other traffic and there were plenty of young animals. As Beho Beho is on a hill there were cooling breezes and, with the in-room fans, it was no problem sleeping at night (after getting used to the animal sounds, particularly the hippos).

Hopefully I will have the chance to visit again during the dry season.

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Ms M & Mr S from USA
Arrived on: 23-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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This place is pure luxury! It felt like "home" from the start. The staff was very friendly and extremely welcoming. I really liked their "family-style" of doing things: all the guests and guides ate all the meals together, and they rotated the guides so that we could get a chance with other guests and other guides.

We stayed over Christmas, and they gave us gifts on our pillows every night. Also, because my husband and I were celebrating our honeymoon, on our last evening, we were surprised with a candlit bubble bath with champagne. The little surprises and touches were neverending. It was so hard to leave because we wanted to stay and stay and stay forever.
The room was beautiful with an incredible view.

The kitchen was extremely accommodating to my vegetarian diet. I actually felt like I ate better than my fellow meat-eating guests. They made meals for me specially and they were so delicious.

I enjoyed the remoteness of Beho Beho, as well. It felt, at times, like the whole world was at our feet. I would love to return.

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