Reviews of Beho Beho
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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.
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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.
The Extra Mile
Wonderful location, wonderful guides and wonderful manager and staff.. One point, I was nervous about walking safari and agreed with husband I'd do it here due to Zim Pro guides, only to find out they no longer exist there. While I have absolutely no concerns having now done the walk I did have serious wobbles.
Your hotel info needs updating.
The 'little extras' they do - eg heard husband loved fried food, so often little fried sun downer nibbles. Heard I'd missed the dogs, and they tried all areas of park and last night we struck lucky and I saw 6.
Tree house is phenomenal - BBQ dinner etc and 5* breakfast.
Also the lake trip - with the surprise 5* breakfast is also a highlight. The only slight downside is that husband is quite deaf and that's why we sometimes choose to have dinner on separate table as lots of 'background' means he can't hear anything - this is not allowed here, but was fine, as there was a max of 2 other guests!. if it had been full it would have been difficult at times.
You don't get better than the Beho Beho
The Beho Beho is amazing in every way.
The guiding is top notch. The camp and the staff are top notch. The bandas are incredible and the view spectacular. Phil and Trish are the most gracious hosts and incredibly nice people who go out of their way to make sure their guests are happy. The food could not be better (I am still trying to lose the weight from all those amazing desserts).
The Selous is breathtaking with so much changing scenery within the park and lots of beautiful animals to photograph. During my five day stay, I had the opportunity to participate in all the activities offered including game drives (some with interesting history lessons), the walking safaris and the lake safari. The combination of activities is fantastic as you get to have very different experiences on all three.
As I mentioned above, the guiding is top notch and there is nothing on this planet that compares to the sensation you get from a walking safari - all your senses jump into overdrive. Knowing that you are in extremely capable hands makes it something really worth experiencing.
Fabulous camp; fabulous people
Beho Beho is a beautiful Lodge and, more importantly,it is currently managed by a great team in Phil and Trisha. We really did feel like we were part of a happy, settled, well run home and family and there was a real sense that everyone was a valued member of the team.
The Lodge itself is elevated giving spectacular views over the bush. The bandas are enormous, comfortable and very well appointed and good to chill out in during the hot part of the afternoon if you don't fancy a dip in the pool.
The food was excellent and my vegetarian option was always scrumptious and imaginative.
The standard of guiding was exceptional. We would not hesitate to go back here.
One of our bags was left in Nairobi and Trisha kept on the case and then arranged for one of the guides to drive 2 hours (4 hour round trip) to collect the bag from another airstrip in Selous; otherwise we would have waited 5 days, not 2 for the bag to catch up with us. So full marks.
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There has already been written in a lot of superlatives about Beho Beho. We can only agree on that, our stay even exceeded our expectations. Very high quality banda's, excellent food, stunning location.
Excellent guiding, not only very informative and attentive, but also great and amusing company!
There is a lot of wildlife around the camp, keep an eye on the drinking pool. Don't hesitate to go on the walking safari, it's a whole different and exciting approach of the bush. Beho Beho is perfectly managed by Phil and Trisha, very professional and friendly.
It is the merit of the management and the staff that this luxurious camp never becomes pretentious. We felt part of the Beho Beho family for those days.
As soon as you leave Beho beho you start thinking of going back!