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Beho Beho

At a Glance

    Pros

  • you don't have to leave the camp to see lots of wildlife
  • communal eating means that you can share safari stories and meet new people

    Cons

  • no night drives are allowed in the park
  • vehicles have to be back in the camp at dusk

Beho Beho Review

Regarded by many safari aficionados as being one of the best in East Africa for its accommodation, superb views over the floodplains, fine dining, and impeccable service, this ultraluxurious camp was the first to be built in the Selous. Lake Tagalala is reputed to have more crocodiles than almost anywhere else in Africa. You'll see why as you chug along on a boat safari. 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 plays host to buffalo, hippo, and whatever game happens to be in the area, including lion, elephant, and wild dog. You'll visit the hot sulfur springs of Maji Moto, where you can swim in the 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 (a star bed is covered by a mosquito net, and you have the option of keeping it under the canvas cover of the treehouse or it can be wheeled out on the platform so you can sleep under the stars). After first walking through a remote part of the Selous with an armed guide for an hour or two 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 8 chalets.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed mid-March–early June.
Updated: 10-04-2012

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