Reviews of Beho Beho
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Beho Beho for 5 nights
Beho Beho is more like a 5* hotel than a safari camp in some respects - antique furniture and rugs in the bandas, unlimited electricity and hot water and plenty of powerpoints for charging batteries etc. But despite that the animals still wander in and around the camp to its small watering hole and around the bandas.
All the staff were attentive and great company, from Ian and Kimberley, the managers, Karin in charge of catering, Heribert and Walter, our extremely informative guides, to Simba, the ever-smiling barman who set up drinks in the most spectacular sundown spots.
We undertook game drives, walks and a boat trip on Lake Tagala. The landscape is very beautiful and when we visited was still quite green. While this meant that there were many flowers and butterflies, but it did make finding animals more of a challenge. We found the wild dogs in lovely early morning light, but big cats were in short supply, although they were heard most nights. Were it not for a few fresh footprints, we would have driven straight past 3 lionesses and their cubs, so well were they concealed under a bush. Sundowners and breakfasts in the bush were much appreciated.
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Yet another dream stay but we and others were disappointed that Sacha and Tam had already departed. Ian and staff were brilliant and we wish them well in the future.Read more about the whole safari
Beho Beho - perfection in the bush
A truly magical place - views from bandas amazing & really enjoyed the "open" aspect of the verandah & shower. Bandas are very well designed & equipped with everything you need & offer extreme comfort. The location of the lodge on the hillside allowed the breeze to cool the rooms & loved being able to enjoy the views & hear the animals close by. Hospitality from Management & staff was outstanding & within no time it felt like a friendly house-party atmosphere.
Loved the flexibility of the game drives & having "bush breakfast" allowed us to be out in the mornings for 5 hours. Ian, Onesmo & Salum were excellent hosts & their individual personalities added greatly to our enjoyment of our safari. Our game drives were exciting & really enjoyed the day at the Lake with the "surprise" bush breakfast.
The food at Beho was outstanding & really enjoyed having lunch & dinner in a different location each day - it was a nice surprise each evening - especially our last night having dinner out in the bush alongside the International Airport!
We were delayed leaving Beho due to Dar airport being closed after the bombing - but life at Beho carried on as normal - Onesmo took us on another game drive where we found the dogs !! & lunch was provided before our plane arrived later that afternoon. Beho is a very special place - we were very lucky to be the only guests - 4 - on our 1st night & only 6 people for our whole stay which made the experience even more special & added greatly to the wonderful atmosphere.
Beho is doing everything right & we cant wait to return again in the future - BEHO should stand for Best at Everything - Hospitality Outstanding !
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The most amazing holiday we have ever had, the staff were courtious, efficient and friendly managing to pre guess our every need, but still managed to create a relaxed and welcoming environment, we really felt part of a big family. We were made to feel very special as if we were the only guests they had to entertain, requesting what we would like to do each day and ensuring wish lists were fulfilled...we also felt very secure the rangers are very professional and make one feel able to put your own safety in their capable hands. We did several 'on foot' safaris and never felt at risk or vulnerable at any time.
The waiting staff at the camp were conspicuous by their abscence,however offered service of the very highest standard at all times and always with a smile, they appeared from nowhere at sundowners on the plains during our walking safari and even thought to park the jeep some distance from the directors chairs so we would not notice....they know how to do it perfectly at this camp!
Another great camp
We received a very warm welcome from all at Beho Beho - this is one of the best camps we have ever stayed at.
The room was enormous, superb vista and it was great to have the front open to enjoy the breezes - even at night. Food was wonderful, Tamlyn has a great menu, lobster, prawns, steaks, swahli food etc etc and fantastic salads. We really enjoyed it all. Our guides, Onesma, Heribert and Sallum were great fun and the drive to the lake and the hot spings, with breakfast was memorable - it MUST be experienced (I will say no more so as not to spoil the surprises!).
We enjoyed our bush walks - something I thought I would never attempt! We really can't speak too highly of Beho Beho and I will be submitting photographs for the competition in the hope of winning a return visit.
Beho Beho - A fabulous birthday venue
Out of the relative cool of Ruaha we arrived back in the Selous to another empty camp - apart from us and the wonderful staff! 5 fabulous days as the single focus of the entire staff. Birthdays do not get much better!
Fabulous thatched bandas with a wash basin each and fans to ward off the continuing heat and humidity. If that was not enough, there was always the swimming pool to relax in with an ice cold Tusker or G&T! Sacha, Tamlyn, Mr Simba, Clarence and the dynamic guiding duo of Onesmo and Heribert proved to be a perfect formula for a perfect safari holiday.
We saw all that was available, including lion having a 'domestic', tiny cubs and with Heribert, we found the wild dog pack that had been 'missing' for some time. The birds were awesome with great sightings of carmine bee eaters and a huge number of eagles and other raptors. The 5 hour walk in the heat on my birthday was an experience never to be forgotten.
Beho Beho may seem to be over the top to some but despite being the lap of luxury it still delivers a real safari experience. We loved it and were fortunate to meet Charlie Bayley the larger than life owner out from the UK to supervise the off season improvements. Meeting Charlie explains how Beho Beho can combine all the ingredients of safari without pointless discomfort. A truly sensational end to our holiday.
Superb experience at Beho Beho
This is a five star camp with a superb positiion and outstanding romms and facilities. Tamlyn was an excellent hostess and our guide, Heribert, was very very good. He found us some very special sightings (eg wild dogs and lion cubs) and had very deep knowledge of the wildlife and also of conservation issues.
We had wanted to include another boat safari on the lake on our fourth day. That could have been fitted in before another couple went on one (in practice well after we would have been finished. We felt the arrangements were not always as flexible as they could have been.
Dog days at Beho Beho
We were a bit apprehensive before going to Beho Beho since it seemed a bit luxurious compared to our normal choices but Expert Africa rated it very highly and it was within our budget so we were persuaded and rightly so.
The camp sits on a hillside with wonderful views and allows the breeze to flow through - very welcome at the hottest times of year. It also sits in an area of the Game Reserve away from most other camps so has a feel of a private concession with very few other vehicles about. Sacha and Tam run a slick and high-quality operation where the food is akin to that you expect in city restaurant rather than in the bush. Other nice touches are the small swimming pool and the illuminated water hole where guests can watch animals coming to drink while having one themselves.
The camp does take families with children 12+ and there were three teenagers also resident on our first day who we felt were at odds with the overall communal but adult feel of the camp - one day didn't matter but if it had been all four then that could have become an issue for us.
An unusual aspect of Beho Beho is that you are not assigned to a single guide for your stay but rather spend time with different guides depending on what activity you want to do - game drives and boating were excellent but the real highlight for us was the walking.
Watching wild dog playing, being chased by elephant, losing a pack member and reuniting again whilst on foot when you can appreciate all the sounds and smells of the action is the stuff of an old hand's dream and we were so lucky to be there to experience it all with Sacha's expert guiding. Altogether brilliant!
Perfect safari at Beho Beho
Tam and Sacha have created a fabulous safari experience. The facilities are luxurious yet cosy, the staff are wonderful but what sets it apart is the personalities of the guides. They are all genuinely interested in the flora and fauna around them, they convey that enthusiasm in everything that they do. The mix of walking, driving and boat trips means that you are never bored. We were never crowded or hurried and there was no problem if we wanted to stop and look at a bird or what often turned out to be a bit of bush!
The accomodation and the service was fantastic. The rooms were perfect, and the little touches like the size and quality of the towels, made all the difference. The food was wonderful, the only thing I had to worry about was how much weight I had put on by the end of the week! The staff could not have been nicer.
We went fly camping. I had never been camping before and If this is camping I can do it again!
I would like to mention tam and Julia in particular. i had lots of fum with the girls discussing a whole variety of topics and it just made the experience feel like a very hot and exotic trip with friends.
We also thorughly enjoyed general chat with the guides and our fellow guests. We will be back but next time to see Beho in a different season.
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We chose to visit Beho Beho on the recommendatoin of a friend. Having just come from a fabulous experience at Sand Rivers, we were wondering if it could possibly match up. From the point at which we handed over at the hot springs, it became clear that we would have a wonderful time at Beho Beho.
The site of the camp, high up on a hill, gives fabulous views over the surrounding landscape. Our room, at the far end of the camp, was lovely. The team were welcoming, friendly and hospitable at every level. Having been to Zimbabwe several times, we discovered acquaintances in common with Tam and Sasha which was a real delight.
The highlight of the camp had to be seeing a civet wandering around late at night; a visit during dinner one evening from Bond, a regular elephant visitor; and encountering a mother elephant and her youngsters one morning munching their way through the trees, shrubs and flower beds.
The food at Beho Beho is out of this world - how do they do it?