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Beho Beho is a luxurious safari camp located in the northern part of the vast Selous Game Reserve.
At 55,000 sq kms, the Selous is the largest reserve in Africa and the varied habitat around Beho Beho, ranging from riverine forest to miombo woodland and open plains, attracts a huge variety of wildlife.
Accommodation at Beho Beho consists of just eight stone and thatch, open-sided bandas (cottages) containing spacious, airy suites with fully equipped bathrooms including flush loos and open-air showers. Each banda also has its own verandah with panoramic views over the Rufiji river flood plain and a tripod mounted telescope for closer game viewing.
Alternatively guests can opt to stay in Bailey's Banda. This private house sits, tucked into the hillside, just out of sight from the main Beho Beho camp. Aimed for ultimate privacy, safaris don't get more luxurious that this. Two en-suite bedrooms have fantastic views of the Selous plains. The 'banda' has its own plunge pool and a sun deck - perfect for sun-bathing in the day and sundowners in the evening, or outdoor dining. A private chef is on hand to rustle something up at mealtimes and guests have exclusive access to their own guide, 4WD safari vehicle and a boat at the nearby Lake Tagalala. The lounge area is open plan and open on one side to the stunning scenery and poolside decking.
Back at Beho Beho, the main building houses the lounge and dining areas, a swimming pool, cocktail bar and even a full-sized billiards table. Beho Beho specializes in guided walking safaris through the African bush, but also offers game viewing in open 4x4 vehicles and boat safaris on nearby Lake Tagalala with its resident hippos, crocodiles and rich bird life. There are also natural hot springs in the vicinity where guests can enjoy a therapeutic swim in the warm mineral waters.
For guests staying at Beho Beho for a minimum of four nights a truly special treehouse 'sleep out' experience is available. Alongside a private guide guests will trek through the bush for around two hours, eventually reaching the remote treetops that house Beho Beho's luxurious open air Treehouse. With a proper double bed, various bohemian pillows and a scattering of ornate lanterns, this is a cosy place to curl up after a candlelit dinner and spend a romantic evening stargazing and listening to the sounds of the bush - just magical.
There are natural hot springs in the vicinity where guests can enjoy a therapeutic swim in the warm mineral waters.
Nick, Original Traveller