Reviews of Beho Beho
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Luxury without pretense
Beautiful place and extremely well run. The manager couple Phil and Trish do an admirable job being open and friendly while maintaining the professionalism and diplomacy required in a place commanding this price. The attention to detail and their aim to deliver a highly consistent high level experience is bordering on obsessive.
The food is great, on par with some of the better restaurants in any city and certainly served in quantities which at least we found impossible to completely consume.
Wildlife sightings in and around the camp are great and the hippo pool is not to be missed!
Guiding is at levels meeting expectations for a place of this caliber, but the highlights for us were the walks. I was initially concerned about the level of luxury taking away from the overall experience, but this turned out to be an unfounded worry and we enjoyed our 5 days there very much!
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After 10 years this superlative camp has got even better...if that is possible. There were new faces but still the same high standards. The swimming pool area has been upgraded. There is WiFi in every banda and solar power has been installed.
Phil and Tricia were attentive hosts and good company. Under their leadership the lodge ran like clockwork with very attentive staff.
The guiding at Beho Beho is second to none. The three Tanzanian guides were not only well educated in all aspects of the flora and fauna of the Selous but were delightful and amusing company too.
We love the family atmosphere that has been created at Beho Beho. It was a shame that for most of our stay we were the only true guests.
The food was wonderfully varied but on occasions a little too much for our elderly digestive systems!!
Remote luxury, faultless organisation, great
No effort was spared to make our first Safari adventure memorable. The organisation was spot on without being intrusive. The guides were exemplary - generous with their knowledge and infinitely patient. Phil & Patricia were a very good management team. The Safari trips (drives) were, again, well organised, giving us a different aspect every day. It's true that in this part of the Selous, there is not as much game life to see as in other reserves, but that deficiency was amply rectified by the beautiful scenery (late into the dry season, for us, was an ideal time to visit) and lack of the crowds.
Although we knew before we booked that Beho Beho were committed to communal dining, we would have appreciated the opportunity to eat alone on at least one of the days. The Safari breakfasts and lunches were excellent, but we both found the dinner menus too rich and lacking in flavour. Too much pastry and not enough delicate flavours.
I'm not sure if we were warned about the 6.30 morning starts! Of course, once we were there, we understood why we needed to set off early every morning - but we were fairly tired by lunch-time and, because there was a pool and lots to see from our Banda, we opted out of the late afternoon drive a couple of times.
Would certainly recommend the camp.
A slice of heaven in the African wilderness!
It was our first time doing safari and I cannot think of a better place than Beho Beho to become complete safari converts.
The camp is absolutely stunning but what made this trip so memorable for us was the family feel and the staff who were so kind and generous with us. We were pampered and really taken care of and there were tons of thoughtful surprises waiting for us as it was our honeymoon and I simply cannot imagine having picked a better way to spend it. Thank you so so much to the Beho Beho family and of course the team at Expert Africa for sending us to this little slice of heaven.
P.S. As a vegetarian, the kitchen team went above and beyond to meet every single one of my needs and put together some absolutely delicious veggie dishes for me! Yum yum!
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Wonderful location - real sense of being in the "open" with all the noises of Africa constantly in the background.
Great team - rangers + support team - couldn't have been more friendly & attentive. Every drive - both in jeep & on foot - was a different experience. Phil is clearly a great manager & envoy for Beho Beho.
Attention to detail excellent + responsive to guest needs. All dinner experiences were different & memorable.
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There is no doubt that Beho Beho fits in right at the very top end of safari experiences. I was welcomed as one of the family, and looked after for my entire stay. As meals are taken communally, there was always company around to talk to, which I valued as a single traveller.
The accommodation at Beho Beho is second to none, and fully lived up to my expectations. Washing was done daily and returned in immaculate condition. Food was better than I have encountered in some expensive city hotels, and beautifully presented. I was surprised to be served lobster one evening. The baking will no doubt have proved ruinous when I get back home to my bathroom scales. Breakfasts in the bush were excellent and varied. All dietary requirements were catered for and alternatives provided, so nobody was short-changed. My inability to look a whole egg in the eye saw breakfast adjusted to provide me with excellent mini-quiches. Lunches and dinners were taken at varied locations and the guests often seated to ensure a congenial and changing mix. The staff always joined the guests and were perfect hosts. Sundowners were new to me, as this was my first safari trip, but a gin and tonic taken at a beautiful location in the bush proved no hardship at all!
Game drives were excellent, with very knowledgeable and informative guides circulating, so we had the benefit of guides with a variety of interests and experiences. Saningo and Godlisten were endlessly patient and great company, as were also Walter and Phil on the management and guiding side. Karin and Tricia kept the domestic experience running faultlessly and were charming hostesses. Walking safaris are a feature at Beho Beho, strolling along behind a man with a gun, which I am assured they have never had to use. Old ladies' knees prevented more than one outing in my case, but I would very much recommend the experience to less disadvantaged guests.
I sampled the pool, and greatly enjoyed an hour propped at one end viewing the elephants and hippos walking in the valley below. All the bandas have a verandah overlooking the valley, with frequent sightings of large animals, and the property has a water hole below the main lounge which attracts many exciting visitors.
My stay at Beho Beho was hugely enjoyable and I have no hesitation in recommending it to other travellers
Incredible place and great hosting
The team at Beho Beho are incredible.
We felt totally relaxed and well looked after throughout our stay. Everyone at Beho Beho was friendly and helpful. We were spoilt with fantastic game viewing, drives and walks.
The food was top notch and we were truly well fed and watered. The tree house is well worth staying in as it for those wanting to do something different.
We couldn't fault the trip. We have been on other safaris, but this one was easily the best by a long way
Beautiful rooms and an amazing place to visit.
Friendly staff and the guides were all very knowledgeable. Food is delicious. The tree house is definitely worth a visit. Walking safaris were fun and plenty of animals around.
Something new and exciting every day!
We returned to Beho Beho after visiting 2 years previously as we wanted the opportunity for some walking safaris again and we just loved this camp which is wonderfully run by Walter and Karin (now ably assisted by Phil and Tricia).
At the time that we were in camp, there were only a couple of other guests and consequently we had very special treatment. One of the guests was surveying the bird and butterfly species in the area, which meant that we had extra exposure to these and reptiles as well - who needs to see the Big Five? We really enjoyed a trip to Lake Tagalala with a very extended boat trip viewing fish eagles catching breakfast and crocodiles basking in the sun.
We did two lovely morning walks stopping for a breakfast picnic along the way - this enables a much closer inspection of flora, the opportunity to track spoor, hearing and being aware of other animals not normally seen from a vehicle.
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This is a wonderful place and we are already thinking about when we can go back. we saw a lot more game than we had anticipated and loved the constant change of scenery and landscape which made the safari much more interesting. we had a great day out of the lake with a surprise bush breakfast to make it perfect.
Accommodation is beautiful, great food, great friendly guides and staff, could not have been more welcoming.