Basil Steyn

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Basil Steyn
Profession camp elephant owner
Personal details
Country Zimbabwe

Work locations
Title owner 2006
Location at Elephant Experience Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Title owner -
Location at Sondelani Game Lodge in Zimbabwe

Title elephant owner
Location at Mukuni Big 5 Safaris Elephant Experience Zambia in Zambia

Biography details

Basil Steyn , camp elephant owner in Zimbabwe


Basil Steyn is owner of Sondelani Game Lodge in West Nicholson and the company Elephant Experience in Victoria Falls, where 15 elephants which were trained 2002-2006 at Sondelani, are operated for tourist rides. Seven elephants from this heard were walked over the bridge to Zambia, and are now located at Mukuni Big 5 Safaris in Livingstone.

Since Mr Steyn started to keep and train captive african elephants, he succeded to get at least six births from his elephants, which probably is a record by a privat african elephant owner.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). elephant owner Basil Steyn in Zimbabwe. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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