Reviews of Beho Beho
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
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.
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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!
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