Location: Beho Beho is the first camp in the northern sector of the Selous game reserve, perched on the lower slopes of Namikwera Hill overlooking Kipalala Hill, with panoramic views over the Rufiji river flood plain. It is about 70 km or two hours drive from the main northern gate of Matambwe and 110 km or three hours drive from the western gate of Mtemere, less than 5km from the grave of Frederick Courteney Selous and within a kilometre to Beho Beho airstrip.
Accommodation: Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous and consists of 8 spacious and airy cottages or bandas built out of local stone & palm leaf thatch totally open at the front on to a spacious verandah overlooking the unrivalled vistas of the African bush. Each individual banda is furnished with huge comfy chairs, a king-sized double bed with mosquito net, a Zanzibari day bed, a writing bureau and comfortable verandah furniture, and features a separate dressing room leading into a spacious bathroom with twin wash hand basins, a high flush WC and a spacious open-air shower where it is possible to shower and view big game at the same time. The bathrooms are supplied with Charlotte Rhys toiletries, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soaps, a hair dryer and bathrobes. Other amenities include a ceiling fan, a personal security safe, hot water provided by solar panels, and 240v 50hz electricity supplied by a generator.
Facilities & Services: The open sided lounges and dining areas together with the cocktail bar and ‘billiards room’ provide a sophisticated setting for post safari relaxation, and the swimming pool and deck, with views along the Kipalala valley, an ideal place to cool off. Meals at Beho Beho are not confined to the formal dining area and may include bush breakfasts & brunches, picnic lunches, with dinner taken ‘family style’ around a large table with guests and guides mingling together to discuss the events of the day, or under the stars, on the ‘parade ground’ or by the pool, or in the Eagle’s nest, or even in the bush. Available activities include game drives, nature walks around Beho Beho, boating safari in Lake Tagalala and visits to the hot sulphur springs, Maji Moto, where you can swim in the deep natural pools. Other facilities include internet and laundry service, and Beho Beho is an ideal location for small residential conferences, seminars and presentations. The camp is closed from mid March to early June.