Beho Beho

Beho Beho

$ 1,000

Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous Game Reserve, 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.

Beho Beho is not really a camp in the true sense of the word, as it has individual bandas or stone built, palm-leaf thatched cottages, rather than the tented accommodation often associated with a camp. But also it is not really a safari lodge as it has only eight bandas, four on one side of the main house and four on the other. Think of Beho Beho as more of a home, a very private home situated in the middle of the African bush.

Owned by the Bailey family for over forty years, they now share their “home in the bush” with a fortunate few who are able to share their enjoyment of Beho Beho, one of their favourite places in the world.


Beho Beho is known as ‘wansalishi’ which means when translated from the swahili ‘the pioneer’. The first camp in the Northern sector of the Selous game reserve, its stone cottages, perched on Kipalala Hill, offer panoramic views over the Rufiji river flood plain.

Beho Beho has 8 individual very spacious bandas, (stone built and palm thatched cottages) furnished with king-sized beds, Zanzibari day beds, writing desks and comfortable ‘suite’ furniture. The front of the banda is totally open and extends on to a spacious verandah. The banda can be secured for the night with ‘tented curtains’ or left open as desired. Each banda has a separate dressing room leading into an en suite bathroom with twin basins, high flush WC and an ‘open air’ shower.

Furnished in the style of a private house with comfortable seating and dining areas the most noticeable thing is that there are few walls. Shaded and protected by a huge palm thatched roof there is also a full sized billiards table. There are several lookouts where breakfast and lunch are served and of course areas for dining under the stars. Bush Breakfasts and picnics are also arranged for longer safaris.

The Selous Game reserve is situated between 8° and 10° south of the Equator, so it enjoys very warm sunny days and warm evenings. The hillside location of Beho Beho enjoys cooling breezes most afternoons. In the ‘rainy’ season, Nov/Dec and April/May there is heavy rainfall during part of the day.

Game Drive and Walking Safari – Lake Tagalala and Maji Moto – After a short Game drive you will arrive at Lake Tagalala for your boat safari. The lake is surrounded by a number of natural springs which attracts amazing birdlife as well as a large Hippo and crocodile population. After a bush breakfast a short walk takes you to the hot sulphur springs, Maji Moto where you swim in the deep natural pools before returning to Beho Beho.


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Fully Inclusive, High Season, Per Adult Sharing, Standard Room, Valid during 2017


Accommodation, Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Closest airstrip transfer, House Drinks, Laundry, Soft drinks, Tea and Coffee, Water


Champagne and cellar wines, Concession Fees, Flights, Insurance, Medivac insurance, Optional activities, Park Fees

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