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
"Return to Beho Beho"
Partly due to the location in the hills, giving an amazing view down into the wooded valley. Partly due to the people, who passion for tracking, observing and sharing their knowledge is astonishing (even on a trip where ALL the guiding was of an excellent standard), and back at camp you are treated to wonderful food (too much).
The rooms are beautiful - I have another writing desk!
If the out door meal was gate-crashed by a hippo, one cannot blame it (and the organised retreat was very carefully handled).
Walking here is very good. " See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania
"Another immensely enjoyable stay"
Terrific hosts and high-quality guides combine to make a memorable stay." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 7n in Botswana; 5n in Tanzania; 1n in South Africa
"Luxury in the wild"
Spacious boda with permanent stone walls, 2 level living space and constant electricity. Lobster thermador for dinner.
Game drives with extra special surprises. Opulence pure and simple." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 2n in Zanzibar
"Return visit to Beho Beho"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"Lovely camp, great guiding"
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!" See all these reviews: 16n in Tanzania
"Holiday of a lifetime at Beho Beho"
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." See all these reviews: 5n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Remarkable Honeymoon Safari at Beho Beho"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
"Amazing setting and luxury."
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." See all these reviews: 20n in Tanzania; 6n in Rwanda
"Beho Beho review"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"The Extra Mile"
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." See all these reviews: 15n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar; 1n in Kenya
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