Reviews of Beho Beho
Wildlife sightings and reviews
160 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
"Beho Beho review"
We will return." See all these reviews: 21n in Tanzania
"Wonderful stay at Beho Beho safari lodge"
The food was excellent and we particularly enjoyed their custom of laying lunch and dinner at a different place for each meal with different table settings.
We thought the guiding was very good indeed (although we had nothing to compare it with) and were pleased to be there for Sean and Kim Lues' last week there - they have now moved to Dar - they were delightful and extremely knowledgeable hosts. We also thoroughly enjoyed the other 3 guides too. Their knowledge seemed limitless.
We were lucky to be the only guests for the first 3 nights - very spoiling." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 2n in Zanzibar
"Beho Beho Brilliance"
The guiding was fantastic - for our driving safaris, Onesmo and Salum had very different styles, but both took us on fantastic journeys and were able to answer all our questions and more - they are both extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the bush and the wildlife. Getting stuck just added to the excitement of the experience! Sacha took us on some fantastic walks and again is amazingly knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. Watching two elephants play fighting from a vantage point in the rocks when they didn't know we were there was a real highlight.
The camp itself is beautifully located and being able to watch game from our bedroom and during mealtimes was fantastic - it was hard to remember when we moved on that we weren't going to spot a family of elephants from our breakfast table. The food was great and the service impeccable.
Bush Camp was a really special experience - we'll remember sharing our shower with an elephant for the rest of our lives and dining under the stars was perfect. The trip to Lake Tagalala was also brilliant - with the lakeside fry up a perfect surprise. All in all a great experience. Massive thanks to Onesmo, Salum, Sacha, Tam, Kim and all the rest of the staff." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 2n in Zanzibar
Guiding: Sean and Salum were our guides on different days for drives. They showed us a great variety of wildlife and birds. We will never forget Sean almost running down the path to get us at 6:15am to tell us, very excitedly, that the wild dogs were near the airstrip. We spent the best part of 2 hours with the pack and felt very privileged. The guides' enthusiasm was infectious! We also went out walking which was great and allowed us to see a different side of the bush. Sean and Sacha were extremely knowledgeable and we learnt a lot.
People: The people in camp were great - you could not ask for a nicer and more friendly group of people. Everyone was really helpful and we were treated so well. The service was seemless and there was never a time when we waited for anything (there was always someone asking if we would like drinks/refreshments and generally making sure we were ok). The camp offered some of the best service we've experienced anywhere.
Accommodation: Our cottage was stunning and the views were wonderful. We loved having the "curtains" open so that the cottage was open to the views all the time. Housekeeping was of a very high standard and the laundry service was efficient.
Food: The food was amazing - sitting under the stars eating barbequed lobster on our first night whilst watching the wild dogs at the pool was such an experience. The quality and variety of food was fantastic, beautifully presented and freshly prepared. There is so much to eat that we would have been very fat had we stayed longer (cakes and desserts were my particular highlights!)" See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 3n in Zanzibar
"Beho Beho review"
Beautifully fitted-out bandas with a wonderful panorama of the valley below. Lovely toiletries & linen.
Amazing food - including the surprise breakfast with the hippos & crocs at Lake Tagalala. Sun-downers in stunning locations were a highlight of each day.
The hosting by Tamlyn & Sacha was incredible - warm and inclusive, they are experts of their profession - ensuring a wonderful atmosphere at the camp. It felt like holidaying with good friends!
Guiding was of an excellent standard and density of wildlife was stunning. Sacha's interest in birds and plant-life added an extra dimension to the safari experience - a welcome change from just 'big game' spotting which was especially noticeable during the walking safaris.
Went to both Ruaha & Selous - and enjoyed the contrast of the two. Was glad to have gone to Ruaha first and had an authentic camping safari experience in a really dry environment. However, after the lakes and lush-ness of Selous area, the fantastic numbers of birds & wildlife, as well as the lux of Beho Beho, it is pretty hard to contemplate anywhere else.
" See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 1n in Zanzibar
"excellence everywhere at Beho Beho"
The rooms were spectacular, the food was excellent and althogether we were loathe to leave.
We didn't really need/want the level of luxury but the ethos of the management and guides made it worth every penny." See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania
"Beho Beho a luxuary home from home"
Guides Sean, Sacha and Onesmo very knowledgeable and made every drive, walk and boat trip really interesting even the trainee guide, Salum, gave us some wonderful sightings.
Large pack of wild dogs including 9 puppies were a highlight.
They expect to produce a bird and animal checklist in the near future." See all these reviews: 20n in Tanzania
"Great atmosphere at Beho Beho"
Its unfortunate that Selous has so many Tsetse flies.
Overall we had a great time." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 2n in Zanzibar
"Beho Beho review"
The food is great and the managers are adept at engaging their guests and bringing them together.
The walking is good here, especially out to the First World War battlefield of Beho Beho where Selous was killed. The guiding has a very good reputation, although we were surprised that a number of guides had only completed their training relatively recently.
Vehicles have a single guide who is also the driver - not common practice elsewhere. That said the game is good, particularly lion and elephant. The trip to Lake Tagalala and the Hot Springs makes a great day out." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"Beho Beho is a must visit!"
The drives in Selous are great because there is nobody else around. The animal sightings are excellent. I was there at a time of very heavy rains. This made it hardy to do game drives and the lush vegetation made it easier for the animals to be invisible. However, the guides were excellent in every respect and dealt with the difficult conditions with great competence. Even getting bogged to the axles was great fun ....... especially as hyenas and vultures gathered!
The only hiccup was a lack of warm/hot water into Lodge 5. On most days it wouldn't matter but on a wet miserable day with lots of mud it would have been handy." See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania
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