Filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks

Filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks

Filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks will give you an opportunity to shoot beautiful landscapes, wildlife and various activities done in these parks which include Rock climbing among others. Here below are the major Kenya Mountain National Park for filming;

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa measures 5199 meters at its highest point. The two highest peaks Batian and Nelion can be reached only by skilled mountain Climbers. They provide fine views of the rivers, waterfalls and valleys worth filming.

Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano standing 4200 meters at its highest peak. The mountain is located meters at its highest peak. The mountain is located in a well managed national park Mount Elgon National Park that provides guided tours for mountain hikers. The special feature to film on Mount Elgon is the huge caldera at the summit, a flat toped basalt column and a lava tube cave, 60 meters wide that is frequently visited by elephants for salt licks.

Mount Longonot National Park

The dormant volcanic mountain in Mount Longonot National Park is 2886 meters high and was created 3000 years ago by the same volcanic eruptions that produced the Great Rift Valley. This gives you an opportunity to film splendid views of the geysers and steam clouds that emerge through vents in the solid lave as well as the fine panoramas of Lake Naivasha and the Rift Valley below. The vast crater of Mount Longonot is covered in the dense vegetation home to many kinds of wildlife.

Chyulu Hills National Park

The Chyulu Hills National Park is a perfect place for filming rock climbing with majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Other Kenya Mountain National Parks include Hell’s Gate National Park, Chaimu and Ngulia Hills in Tsavo West National Park.

Requirements to film in Kenya Mountain National Parks

Like filming in other National Parks in Kenya, you will also need to get a filming permit from Kenya Film Commission for you to be allowed to film in Kenya Mountain National Parks. In order to obtain a Filming Permit, one must write a letter requesting for the 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 of application. Contact us at Eco Film Fixers Kenya we will be able to help you process the filming permissions with the Local Authorities in Kenya for you to be able to successfully film in Kenya Mountain National Parks.

Filming fees and costs for filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks

The following charges are applied for any filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks:

  • 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.

On top of the above you will need to cover Press accreditation, accommodation, transport and others for a successful shoot in Kenya Mountain National Parks as below;

Press Accreditation

All film crew members are by law supposed to be accredited by Kenya Film Commission to be allowed to film in Kenya Mountain National Parks. 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. 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.

Vehicle Hire Services

Eco Film Fixers Kenya will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Kenya Mountain National Parks depending on their 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. We also organize both charter and schedule air transport for those that need to fly in order to reduce on the number of hours.

Fixers in Kenya to help you film in Kenya Mountain National Parks

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 act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks. Contact us here

Where to stay during filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks

Lodge and Hotel options to stay in during filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks 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 booking details.

What is the best time to film in Kenya Mountain National Parks?

Filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks is done all year round and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.

Why use Eco Film Fixers Kenya to film in Kenya Mountain National Parks

Eco Film Fixers Kenya 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 are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Kenya Mountain National Parks.