Beho Beho

Beho Beho

$ 1,000

Beho Beho was the first camp in The Selous Game Reserve to be sited in its cooler highlands. Here it enjoys ‘cooling breezes’ from which it derives its name. Designated a private camp, it has fiercely protected its individuality and privileged location. It is one of the most magical places to visit in safari Africa.

Beho Beho is not really a camp in the true sense of the word. It has individual bandas built of stone, with palm-leaf thatched roofs. Therefore it is not the tented accommodation often associated with a camp. Nor is it a safari lodge either, as it has only eight bandas, four on one side of the main house and four on the other. Think of Beho Beho as 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”.  A fortunate few are able to share their enjoyment of Beho Beho, one of their favourite places in the world.

Description

Beho Beho is known as ‘wansalishi’ which means  ‘the pioneer’ in Swahili. The first camp in the Northern sector of the Selous Game Reserve, its stone cottages offer panoramic views over the Rufiji River flood plain.

Beho Beho has 8 individual very spacious bandas. Furnished with king-sized beds, Zanzibari day beds, writing desks and comfortable ‘suite’ furniture. The front of the banda is totally open extending onto 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.

It is 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 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, enjoying very warm sunny days and warm evenings. The hillside location of Beho Beho has 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 arrive at Lake Tagalala for your boat safari. The lake is surrounded by a number of natural springs which attract amazing birdlife and a large Hippo and crocodile population. After a bush breakfast, a short walk takes you to the hot sulphur springs, Maji Moto.  Here you can 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

Includes

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

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

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