Beho Beho is known as ‘wansalishi’ which means when translated from the swahili ‘the pioneer’. The first camp in the Northern sector of the Selous game reserve, its stone cottages, perched on Kipalala Hill, offer panoramic views over the Rufiji river flood plain.
Beho Beho has 8 individual very spacious bandas, (stone built and palm thatched cottages) furnished with king-sized beds, Zanzibari day beds, writing desks and comfortable ‘suite’ furniture. The front of the banda is totally open and extends on to 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.
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 of course 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, so it enjoys very warm sunny days and warm evenings. The hillside location of Beho Beho enjoys 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 will arrive at Lake Tagalala for your boat safari. The lake is surrounded by a number of natural springs which attracts amazing birdlife as well as a large Hippo and crocodile population. After a bush breakfast a short walk takes you to the hot sulphur springs, Maji Moto where you swim in the deep natural pools before returning to Beho Beho.