Selous Game Reserve, Lindi, Tanzania
Many safari aficionados consider Beho Beho to be one of the best accommodations in East Africa The ultraluxurious lodge has superb views over the floodplains, fine dining, and impeccable service. Eight stone-and-thatch chalets with private en-suite bathrooms, a dressing room, and two verandas overlooking the wide floodplains are beautifully decorated with travel-worn leather trunks and suitcases, African artifacts, old maps and prints, writing desks, hand-carved wooden furniture, and comfortable Zanzibari day beds. Although not on the river, a pool in front of the camp lets you gaze over the wilderness to spot buffalo, hippo, and other game. At the hot sulfur springs of Maji Moto, you can swim in deep natural pools. If you stay more than four nights, seize the opportunity to stay in the wonderful treehouse perched in the branches of an ancient leadwood tree, with a star bed and bathroom. After first walking through a remote part of the Selous with an armed guide for an hour to reach the treehouse, you'll be impressed by some serious bush chic for your overnight stay. Bookings are made through the U.K.'s Africa Reps and there is an added reserve fee of $75 not inlcuded in price.
- you don't have to leave the camp to see lots of wildlife
- elegant accommodations and fantastic service
- no night drives are allowed in the park
- vehicles have to be back in the camp at dusk
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