Something new at Beho Beho for the 2012-13 season – an ‘owner’s house’ – or private villa – we are calling it ‘Bailey’s Banda’ – has been constructed on the hillside behind Banda 5. Being higher on the hillside and having a first floor bedroom, the views into the valley and the hippo pools are certainly wild Africa at its very best. Bailey’s Banda is still part of the camp but enjoys its privacy and is the perfect hideaway for those who want to appreciate the bush without the ‘camaraderie’ of staying in a ‘home-style’ camp like Beho Beho.
With two very spacious en suite bedrooms both with king-sized beds and the possibility to use the Zanzibar divan bed to create a twin bedded room, Bailey’s Banda is ideal for honeymooners, friends travelling together, or families (but still not really suitable for young children and children under 12 are not able to walk from the camp).
The open-plan and open-sided main areas of the banda have many combinations of dining and relaxing spaces, together with a plunge pool and sunbathing/game viewing deck. The accent is on privacy and enjoying the quality ‘private time’ that is sometimes hard to find on safari, with dedicated staff, its own kitchen (complete with chef) and exclusive safari vehicle. Game activities are tailor-made to suit each guest and are guided and guarded by some of the most qualified guides in East Africa.
Staying in Bailey’s Banda will be very much like having one’s own house in Africa a luxurious haven for exploring the magnificent Selous game reserve, but on one’s own terms – whether it is on foot, in your exclusive safari vehicle or your exclusive private boat on nearby Lake Tagalala. During the heat of the day what better than to have your own private pool, sun deck or the shade of a sun-umbrella and in the evenings dinner under the stars before settling down in the comfortable sitting room to enjoy some music or a video before bed.
Rates for Bailey’s Banda are the same as the main camp – however there is a supplementary charge of USD1000 per night for the banda, regardless of the number of guests staying there.
We will be having some professional photos taken at the end of May before the season starts but below you will find a taster of what’s to come.