Returning to Beho Beho after two months away; it feels like coming home. There is a sense of tranquility here that just cannot be found in the city. Sure, the busy bush carries on with its day to day existence, animals and birds and insects all scurrying about for survival and procreation, but there is a natural, soothing rhythm to it that allows one to become calm, unwind and breathe a little easier. The sky seems just a bit bluer, and the stars in the night sky a sight to behold.
It is incredibly beautiful here now. A sort of glow, similar to an expecting mother’s, radiates from everything. Everywhere you look is a green paradise with some hidden attraction to be seen, if you would just take the time to look.
There is nothing like it. This is life in abundance, how it was intended to be.
We have had a few great sightings already – elephants ambling along in the forest below camp, leopard tracks every morning along the path to the main area, masses of general game scattered across the savanna, very seldom seen sable, lion lying about in the shade and plenty of newborns – from giraffe to wildebeest to geckos. The most exciting was the sighting of the critically endangered black rhino, which we see only once or twice a season.
So we are thrilled to be back and ready for the season, and we have a few new faces to
introduce. Phil and Tricia have been brought in as the Assistant Management Couple. Phil is from Bristol and has been in Africa for the last 8 years, as both a walking guide and camp
manager. Tricia, from Chicago, joined Phil two seasons ago in Tanzania after love bloomed
where they met in Glasgow, and she has a background in environmental affairs and client
And then Saning’o, who has been a trainee guide with us the past two years, has earned his
stripes and has become a full fledged Beho Beho Guide.
We wish them all a very successful time here with us at Beho Beho.
We have kicked off this season with a bang with our first guests arriving on the 1st of June.
Bailey’s Banda, Treehouse and Lake Tagalala excursions all in one week! Lake Tagalala is filled to the brim – in fact it is fuller than we’ve ever seen it before, and there is an abundance of birdlife, with the Madagascan Heron being the highlight seeing it is the only specimen of its kind in Africa.
We’ve also had our first Treehouse Experience a few days ago – walking to the treehouse,
spending a night under the stars, it really is a wonderful outing for those who are a little bit more adventurous.
We look forward to welcoming old friends and new to our corner of the world.
Warm greetings from the heart of the Selous,
Walter, Karin, Phil, Tricia, Heribert, Salum, Godlisten, Saning’o and the entire Beho B