Filming Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest

Filming Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest

Filming Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest. Arabuko Sokoke is located in the North of Mombasa near the beaches of Watamu few meters away from the waters of the Indian Ocean.

The forest is home to butterflies and birds, the trees alive with monkeys and the forest floor home to many smaller mammals which can be covered in the shoot during filming butterflies in the forest

Requirements to film Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest

You need to get a filming permit from Kenya Film Commission for you to be allowed to film Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest. In order to obtain a Filming Permit, one must write a letter requesting for the filming permit and fill an application form which must be accompanied by a copy of the screenplay, a story synopsis and a shooting schedule. These should be sent to the Film Licensing Officer, Kenya Film Commission. Filming permit for features, documentaries, short films, music videos, corporate videos and commercials are issued within minutes of application. Applications for TV Series and full length feature films are processed in less than 48 hours (2 to 3 days) of application. Contact us at Eco Film Fixers we will be able to help you process the filming permissions with the Local Authorities in Kenya.

Filming fees and costs to film Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest

The following charges are applied for filming Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest:

  • Ksh. 8, 000 ($80) for five (5) people for one (1) week or part thereof.
  • Ksh. 12, 000 ($115) for six (6) – ten (10) people for one (1) week or part thereof.
  • Ksh. 20, 000 ($200) for more than ten (10) people for one (1) week or part thereof.

Kenya Filming Fees

Filming rates

  • Adverts, documentaries, dramas, short features; still photographs KSHS 5,000 ($50)
  • Full-length feature films, TV series KSHS 15,000 ($150)
  • Daily filming fees KSHS 1,000 ($10)

Liaison Officer’s service charges

The Ministry charges Ksh. 400 ($5) per day to cover Liaison Officer’s services provided by a government Liaison Officer to be attached to the crew.

Other charges

  • Each visitor is required to pay Ksh. 2,000 ($20) to the Immigration Department for a special pass before engaging in any film shooting. The crew may however, arrive in Kenya on a visitor’s pass while the filming special pass is being processed. We recommend you travel after all the filming paper work has been arranged to avoid inconveniences.
  • For all filming equipment, a nominal non-refundable fee of 1% of the value of the equipment or Ksh 30,000 ($300) whichever is less is payable to the Customs Department on presentation of a film license.

Kenya Press Accreditation

All film crew members are by law supposed to be accredited by the Kenya Film Commission. Local filming agents and Private production companies or individuals are requested to submit their applications through a local agent registered with the ministry. This requirement is mandatory for all applications to make feature films or documentaries in Kenya. Each crew member is required to fill a Kenya Film License Form (which we normally send to you) with all details, scan and send it back to us with a copy of his/her passport as well as one photograph to be put on his/her filming license. On top of this, we will need a letter from the filming company detailing who they are, why they are filming, where they will be filming and details of crew members on this shoot. We will attach this letter to all details provided and send them to Kenya Film Commission for film license processing. This takes 2-3 working days to have these film licenses ready.

Kenya Vehicle Hire Services

Eco Film Fixers Kenya will help you organize transport for film crews to film Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest depending on their chosen filming location interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver/Fixer. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.

Fixers in Kenya to help you film Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Kenya and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. These acts as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Kenya in Arabuko Sokoke Forest.

Accommodation

Lodge options to stay in during filming birds in Kenya range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for details.

What is the best time to film Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest?

Filming Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest is done throughout the year and the best time is during the wet months of April and May and Late October to November which is relatively this offers great sightings and easy shoots.

Why use Eco Film Fixers to film Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest

Eco Film Fixers is a local fixer company based in Kenya, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Uganda and East Africa as a whole for the last 8 years. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits in Kenya are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming of Butterflies in Arabuko Sokoke Forest.