Filming in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Filming in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Filming in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park is located on the south coast off Shimoni and south of Wasini Island in Kwale District on the south Kenyan coast near Tanzanian border. The reserve offers an opportunity to film marine wildlife.

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park is home to various coral gardens, over 250 recorded species including fish, dolphins, sea turtle, whale, coral, sea grass and gastropod. Many seabirds in large nesting colonies and internationally significant can be filmed as well at the reserve.

Requirements to film in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

You need to get a filming permit from Kenya Film Commission for you to be allowed to film in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park. 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 in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park. 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.

Filming fees and costs in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

The following charges are applied for any filming in Kenya:

  • 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 for Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

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 accommodation, transport and others for a successful shoot in Kisumu as below;

Vehicle Hire Services in Nairobi

Eco Film Fixers Kenya will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park 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.

Local Film Fixers in Nairobi to help film in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

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 in Kenya. Contact us here t help you get a film fixer in Kenya to help you film in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.

What is the best time to film in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park?

Filming in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to March and then June to October which is relatively dry than March to May and November. January to March is hot and dry, April to June is hot and wet and July to October is very warm and wet.

Why use Eco Film Fixers Kenya to film in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.

Eco Film Fixers Kenya, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Kenya and East Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Congo 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 Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.