Beho Beho - Zanzibar Hotels and Resorts - View Hotel
Safari Lodges - Selous

Owned by the Bailey family for over thirty years, they are now prepared to share their luxurious 'home in the bush'

  • From: $920 AI Game Package (per person sharing, per night)
  • From: £580 AI Game Package (per person sharing, per night)
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Overview

Sometimes known as “Wansalishi” (The Pioneer), Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited on the cool highlands of The Selous as opposed to the banks of the great Rufiji River. Always designated as a 'private camp' it has fiercely protected its individuality and privileged location as one of the most magical places to visit in East Africa.

Beho Beho in Selous
 

FAQ

How do you get there?
You will need to get to Dar es Salaam airport, which has frequent connections from most major airlines. From there most people opt for a short flight into the Selous, although driving is also possible.

When is best to visit?
Avoid April and May if possible however the rest of the year is good.


Please Call: 01227 753181 or contact one of our safari experts for more information.

Accommodation

In years past, bandas’ were erected by park authorities for rental to adventurous travellers. The structures were simple, functional buildings designed to keep nature away from those within during night time. Although the bandas’ purpose is still effectively the same, the comfort level has increased significantly!

The brief for the interior designer was that the banda should be a comfortable home away from home for intrepid travellers and to be planned as a sophisticated haven where guests could relax in privacy. You will find huge comfy chairs big enough to curl up in, a truly 'king-sized' double bed, a Zanzibari day bed to while away the odd hour in the afternoon when it is too hot to go into the bush, a proper writing bureau (with post cards supplied) and verandah furniture to sink into rather than perch upon.

A separate dressing room with ample space to unpack and store clothes and belongings, including a personal combination security safe, leads into a spacious fully equipped bathroom with twin wash hand basins, a high flush W.C. and a spacious open-air shower where it is possible to shower and view big game at the same time. The bathrooms are supplied with Charlotte Rhys toiletries, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and soaps as well as a hair drier and his and hers bathrobes

Beho Beho in Selous
 

Other activities

From Beho Beho it is possible to explore a unique array of varying biodiversity, from riverine forest, miombo woodland and plains to the fascinating lake regions of Tagalala and Mwanze. The speciality of the camp is to go on guided and guarded walking safaris, usually starting early in the morning before the heat of the day, the walks can last from an hour to three hours culminating in breakfast at a prearranged shady spot or at a rendezvous with a vehicle to go back to camp for a relaxing brunch. Afternoon walks can also be very rewarding, along the Beho Beho river or through the first World War trenches to meet a vehicle well supplied with welcome 'sundowner' drinks, before the darkness comes and it is time to head back to camp.

Beho Beho has a fleet of specially designed open - sided, but shaded safari vehicles used for game drives to farther flung areas in the reserve. These are not the pop-up roof type of enclosed safari cruiser found in the popular National parks, at Beho Beho you really do get 'up close and personal' with the wildlife!

Beho Beho also has a number of boats stationed at Lake Tagalala, about 30 minutes drive away from the camp. This excursion, usually done in the morning, gives a very close encounter with the resident hippos and crocodiles as well as an amazing number of bird species, culminating in breakfast under a shady tree and a walk to the nearby hot springs for a therapeutic swim in the warm mineral waters.

But it is not always necessary to leave the camp to witness excellent game viewing as there is always something 'happening' around Beho Beho. The camp appears to be on a crossroads of animal migratory routes, the animals seeming to appear totally unconcerned about the human habitation. Whether it is elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, wild dog or hyena to name just a few, wandering through the camp at any time of the day or night.

But it is the guiding that is for us the most important part of your stay with us at Beho Beho. Our guides are amongst some of the most experienced in this part of Africa who not only freely share their love and knowledge of the African bush, but also act as your hosts, sharing meals and experiences so that there is always someone there to answer your questions and to relate wildlife experiences. Whilst in some camps you are allocated a specific guide, at Beho Beho we do things slightly differently and you get to experience different guides, so you may walk with one, drive with another and go to Lake Tagalala with another, but as they are all part of the Beho Beho family you will know them already and delight (as we do) in their diversity.

Our opinion

For those wanting a true Safari experience with luxurious, unique accommodation Beho Beho is certainly for you. Its small size, outstanding location and highly attentive staff are very suited to honeymooners and experienced safari goers alike.


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