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Beho Beho review
We stayed here in early November for our honeymoon and it was a real treat. The bandas are truly beautiful, better than any hotel room we have ever stayed at and with the most amazing view.
Very spectacular. Beho Beho is full of treats - the food is amazing and the Swahili lunch is still our favourite meal of the whole two week trip. I won't give too many details to ruin the surprise, but the team do go out of their way to offer unique and special experiences so if you have been on safari a lot, this would be a wonderful option to experience it in a different way.
Safari of a lifetime at Beho Beho
My wife and I spent five fantastic days at Beho Beho in October 2016. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and the sociable atmosphere is completely unique. The guides rotate during your visit, which is great because they all have something slightly different to offer. They also take turns to host lunches and dinners, which is another great touch (guests all dine together).
The camp is in a very secluded location, so it's very unlikely that you will see any other vehicles or lodges. The bandas are perfectly laid out and thoughtfully decorated - they also have amazing views of the valley. There is a great amount of wildlife, particularly near the lakes, although it's probably fair to say that the wildlife population in the Selous is less dense than in some other national parks in Africa.
All in all, I would recommend Beho Beho very highly!
Another immensely enjoyable stay
Delighted to return to Beho Beho; the lodge is just as I remembered it from two years ago.
Terrific hosts and high-quality guides combine to make a memorable stay.
Luxury in the wild
You will probably ask "Am I really in the African bush???" Beho Beho is the ultimate in bush luxury.
Spacious boda with permanent stone walls, 2 level living space and constant electricity. Lobster thermador for dinner.
Game drives with extra special surprises. Opulence pure and simple.
Return visit to Beho Beho
As returning customers we found little has changed at Beho Beho making it still the best we have visited. It is a luxury unpretentious friendly camp. Food is exceptional, guiding is excellent for drives and for walking, accommodation extremely comfortable with everything you need.
You're always asked what you would like to do morning and afternoon. Whatever you decide - bush walking or driving - long or short - they take it on board and nothing is a problem. Phil and Trish welcome everyone with open arms. Trish always welcomes you back from your activity with a smile and a chat to see how things went, what you saw and how you are.
We did have some great walks in the bush. Had close encounters with elephant (lone males as well as herds with youngsters), hippo's, wild dogs. They were exciting, guides were very professional and we felt confident with them.
The guides do their best to ensure you get as much out of the bush as possible whether with general information or spotting the animals and birds.
We can't fault this camp and it suits us to start with a tented bush camp and then end with Beho Beho.
Lovely camp, great guiding
The rooms here are excellent, permanent bandas rathe than tents, we loved being able to keep the front open. The bathrooms are fabulous and the views down the valley beautiful.
Food was good and there was lots of it! We enjoyed the communal eating in the evenings, but would have preferred not to have to do this at lunch as well - there were some rather excruciating moments! (I am happy to discuss this further if you would like).
The guiding was excellent with every person we had and on every activity we did; walks, boating, drives, tree house we could to fault the guides and we enjoyed having a variety of different guides as we got different perspectives each time.
We had some wonderful drives and saw so many fabulous animals and sites. The sun downers were a particular highlight!
Holiday of a lifetime at Beho Beho
We had the most amazing experience at Beho Beho. My two boys aged 15 & 16 were truly captivated and absorbed everything. I cannot thank the team enough, the were all brilliant and our every need was catered for....as well as so many surprises each day! We really felt part of the Beho Beho family.
We saw a lion with its kill and got up close and personal with elephant and hippo! The rangers are all very experienced and the knowledge truly enhanced our time there as we learned so much more than we expected about the savannah.
The Bandas were so comfortable and spacious with a great view and all your needs catered for. We were very sad to leave and will certainly be returning.
Remarkable Honeymoon Safari at Beho Beho
Beho Beho was our first stop on the Tanzanian Southern Circuit and lived up to all our hopes and expectations and much more!
The guides at BB are phenomenal, not only because they are so knowledgeable but also because they have such enthusiasm. At a reserve like the Selous where the game is naturally more difficult to spot we found this was so important. The guides rotated for each of our drives (general drive times but v. flexible: morning 6:30-11:30, afternoon 16:00-19:00), which worked fantasically.
The camp is a good distance away from any others, and as a result we didn't see any other vehicles! If seculsion is what you are looking for, this is it!
As well as the boat safari, we also did a walking safari which was a 2.5 hour trek going out of the camp. The experience was on another level and any nerves were helped as it was two guides that took us out rather than unknown rangers like in a National Park. A fully recommended experience.
Inside the camp the quality was sublime! Trish and Phil, the managers, were great and all the staff were so delightful and happy that you felt part of the family immediately. The food is fabulously fresh with variety and panache, with dinner taken in memorable locations around the camp. The stone bandas are luxury with fantastic views across the valley through the open front. They definitely make you feel at one with the environment while maintaining a sense of security for those that want it!
Overall, Beho Beho really focuses on the details. The fantastic staff and small number of guests meant that our stay really was tailored to us both at the camp and on the drives which is what made the stay and experience so so special.
Amazing setting and luxury.
This was the perfect end to a month long safari. I had some misgivings on the way in, as other travelers had had less than stellar safari experiences in the Selous. But this was truly amazing.
I was delighted with the food served everywhere I stayed in Africa, but Beho Beho was the one place that had truly fine dining. Meals were served in a different setting every time. Hats off to Nico and the kitchen crew. We were treated to goat, duck, and lobster thermidor. Bar service was great.
Best of all, though, was the wide array of activities. After three weeks of game drives it was really nice to be able to get out and walk every day. The lake excursion was a tremendous experience as well.
And the guides, Heribert, Saningo, Godlisten, and Phil were all very professional.
The accommodations were simply stunning. I felt as though I was in Jurassic Park.
Beho Beho review
Wonderful place that lived up to expectations in all but one way.
Superb location, food, staff, guides and everything. The night in the tree house was magical and just seeing animals (hippo, hyena, and waterbuck) around the camp was great.
Great game drives with knowledgeable and empathetic guides .
The only disappointment was that in 5 days there we never saw Lions, Leopards, Wild dogs or Rhino. Not through lack of trying by the guides but lack of animals I suspect.