The elephant camp (Wild Horizons) in Zimbabwe

The elephant camp (Wild Horizons)

First elephant arrived2008
Place Victoria Falls National Park
Country Zimbabwe
Telephone+263 (83) - 2844571, 2844426, 2842313, 2842029.
Mobile: +263-712 - 213 721

Directors-2008: Gavin Best (director)
-2008: Brad White (director)

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
2008-: Zenzo Sibanda
(elephant head-keeper)
2008-now: Zenzo Sibanda (also previous location until 2008)

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2022-07-14

Latest document update2022-07-14 12:39:22
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The elephant camp (Wild Horizons), in Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe , was founded in 2008 and the first elephant arrived in 2008.

Living elephants

At the The elephant camp (Wild Horizons) lives 13 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Coco born ~1977
  2. Doji (Madojwa)
  3. Emily born 1986
  4. Izibulo born 2004-00-00
  5. Jake
  6. Janet
  7. Jock
  8. Jumbo born 1983
  9. Lulu
  10. Mapfumo
  11. Miss Ellie
  12. Naledi born 2009-09-23
  13. Tembi

Comments / picturesElephants previously located at Wild Horizons Elephant Camp and also known as Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary and Orphanage concession (earlier website not working) having similar content, but seems to be more focused on the lodge.

2008-12-18: Representatives of Wild Horizons have confirmed that earlier this week Gavin Best, an experienced and well respected handler of captive elephants used in their tourist elephant-back safari rides, was killed in a horrific and tragic incident by one of the elephants in his care.

2009: Naledi was born on the 23rd of September 2009.

References for records about The elephant camp (Wild Horizons)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). The elephant camp (Wild Horizons), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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