Our group of 13, especially the women, loved Beho Beho. We visited for 4 nights in August 2012. We came from a tented camp in the Serengeti, which we all liked very much, but Beho Beho accommodations are true luxury. The bandas are large, well furnished and comfortable in every way. The showers are closed but open to the sky and were a great place to film the herd of 8 elephants which visited camp everyday. The herd included 2 very young elephants and they were a joy to observe.
The service and cuisine were first rate. If you just looked like you needed something, someone was there asking. Almost every meal was held at a different venue with dinner always under the stars.
The game drives, or walks if you prefer, commence at dawn and you return before noon for lunch and an afternoon swim (or nap). Tea is served at 4 and Karin provides lots of treats with tea. The afternoon game drive starts at 4:30 and concludes with sundowners.
The walks are something everyone should experience. We got quite close to elephants and that was pretty exciting.
We saw a leopard returning in the darkness from sundowners and lions on a fresh giraffe kill. Lots of water buffs, elephant, giraffe, etc. the bird life is wonderful, particularly at Lake Tagalala.
The only thing I would change is to give guests the option to do a full day game drive and not return for lunch. It would have been nice to have more time to explore the area around Lake Manzie.
You are unlikely ro be disappointed if you visit Beho Beho. The people, service and quality of accommodation make it hard to beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the 'cooling breezes' from which its name derives. Always designated as a 'private camp' it has fiercely protected its individuality and privileged location as one of the most 'magical' places it is possible to visit in safari Africa. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beho Beho Hotel Selous Game Reserve
- Beho Beho Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve