Our 5-night stay at Beho Beho has to be the highlight of our Tanzanian safari. Beho Beho really lives up to its name and our expectations were not only met but actually exceeded! The lodge staff and management team, headed by Kimberley and Ian, had a lot to do with this, as they tried so hard to keep us happy and surprise us at all times (I don’t want to spoil this for you so I won’t go into further details).
The place was pure luxury and indulgence without being pretentious, which you must agree is a difficult balance to achieve! The rooms and facilities were first-rate, the food and wine were gorgeous (well done to Karin for the high quality of all meals: breakfast, lunch, tea-time and dinner – 5 star cuisine!) and the atmosphere was very sociable with guests and staff sharing stories at mealtimes in various wonderful locations. It felt like being in a top restaurant with friends (with the occasional hippo/elephant visitor as a bonus!). We met some great people from the UK and the US, and shared a couple of very entertaining dinners with the owner Charles Bailey, his operations / finance guys Sean and Dominic, and his witty Marketing side-kick Georges, who excels at British humour.
Last but not least, the guiding was outstanding. Twice a day, you could choose between game drives and game walks, which were equally spectacular. The highlight of our game drives was seeing a pack of wild dogs with their pups, two days in a row, whilst the highlight of our game walks was a close encounter with 3 lions followed by a surprise appearance from a hippo! We had excitement but also emotion, and I confess that watching a mother impala fighting relentlessly to save her injured lamb from a martial eagle left me in tears. A tough reminder that nature can be cruel…! Many thanks to Walter, Ian and Heribert for sharing their knowledge with us and to everyone for looking after us so well.
This is a once in a lifetime experience. Go and experience it for yourself.
- Also Known As:
- Beho Beho Hotel
- Beho Beho Hotel Selous Game Reserve
- Beho Beho Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve
- 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