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Filming at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Filming at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Filming at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Filming at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary: Like many other sanctuaries, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary presents one of the best opportunities for filming, and it is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, which is the largest freshwater lake in the whole world. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is very near the hippo point, and it has about three kilometers of natural trails that the film crew members can effectively use while filming. This is the perfect location for filming because it holds an important area for the animals, especially those that require special attention and care because of their importance. This sanctuary, as the name implies, focuses on small impala, but it also houses orphaned lions, jackals, hyenas, baboons, and leopards. Because there is a large hippo’s population, it is also possible to film the hippos perfectly here, and you will also be able to film the antelope sitatunga and an abundance of bird species, which can be filmed in conjunction with the large wildlife species.

What to film at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Filming wildlife at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary: The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including impalas, sitatungas, lions, African leopards, cape buffalos, olive baboons, hyenas, Tanzanian cheetahs, leopards, duikers, warthogs, patas monkeys, blue monkeys, serval cats, bushbucks, as well as snakes, monitor lizards, dragonflies among others. Other attractions that you can film here include Maboko Island, the Kisumu Museum, and Dunga Beach.

 Filming the Hippo Point at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary: Hippo Point is the best tourist destination to go to if you want to escape your routine and enjoy the company of nature. It is also the place where you can unwind alone or with friends and family. The tourist can wake up early to the cool breeze and enjoy a session of yoga here, as well as enjoying the jogging with the zebras, biking, meditation, swimming, or just unwind while having breakfast. You can gaze at the sky filled with stars and fall asleep under the Russian linen sheets soothed by the sounds of the hyenas and hippos calling out for you in the nights. An exquisite wildlife preserve called The Hippo Point

The Kit Mikayi being filmed at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary: In the Luo language, Dholuo, Kit Mikayi is ator, a rock formation that is about 40 meters high. Its name means “the stone of the first wife” or “the stone of the first woman.” The Luo-Kakello clan is the name given to the locals who live close to the stones. The site is the main draw connected to the sacrifices and the numerous myths from the pre-Christian era that give rise to several tales that explain the origin of the name. It is a popular tourist destination in Kenya, particularly with the nearby Luo tribes. With time, the Kit Mikayi has also developed into a significant local pilgrimage destination for those who come to the rock to pray.

How to access the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary for filming

From Nairobi City, you can travel by either public or private transportation to the sanctuary, which is reached through the Sitatunga gate for drive-in visitors and the main gate for walk-in visitors.

Still the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary can be accessed through the use of the domestic chartered flights take just one hour to travel from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Kisumu International Airport. Also water transport can be used  through the ferry connects the Kendu Bay, Homa Bay, Mbita, and neighboring countries with the Kisumu Impala sanctuary. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is a tranquil, relaxing location to take in the natural beauty that abounds here. The sanctuary is home to impalas, the rare sitatunga antelopes, and is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa.

Where to stay during filming at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

The Tiana Court Millimani, Harry’s Guest House, Roam Apartment Bed and Breakfast Kisumu, Impala Eco Lodge Hotel, Sigana Guest House, Parkview Safari Hotel, Grey Heritage Hotel, and many other lodging options are just a few of the budget, mid-range, and luxury lodging options available to visitors at the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary.

Requirements for filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Filming permits

To film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary will need to secure a filming permit from the Kenya Film Commission and the authorities by writing a letter requesting and filling out an application letter and providing a copy of your screenplay, a summary of your program, and a filming schedule with your application. These will be forwarded to the Kenya Film Commission’s Film Licensing Officer. Permits are issued in minutes for feature films, documentaries, short films, music videos, corporate videos, and commercials. Television series and feature film applications are processed within 48 hours of submission. Contact us at Africa Adventure Vacations and we will assist you in obtaining filming permission from Kenyan officials to ensure successful filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Filming fees and costs for Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

For any person interested in filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, they will have to pay some costs and fees to be granted permission to do any filming activity. As such, the filming challenges in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary include:

  • Ksh 8,000 ($80) per person, per week or part-week;
  • For six (6) to ten (10) people, the weekly or part-week rate is Ksh 12,000 ($115).
  • 20,000 (2.00) for more than ten (10) people for one week or part of the week.

Kenya filming expenses

  1. a) Filming rates in Kenya Shillings (Kshs/USD)
  • Adverts, documentaries, dramas, short features, still photographs, Khs. 5, 000(50 dollars)
  • TV series and feature films in their entirety cost Ksh.15, 000 ($150).
  • Daily filming fees of Ksh. 1,000($10)
  1. (b) Liaison officer’s service charges
  • The Ministry charges Ksh. 400 ($5) per day to cover the Liaison Officer’s services provided by a government Liaison Officer to be attached to the crew.
  1. C) Other charges
  • Before participating in any filming, each guest must pay Ksh. 2,000($20) to the Department of Immigration Services for a special pass. While the filming special permission is being processed, artists may enter Kenya on a visitor’s pass.
  • On presentation of a film license, a small non-refundable fee of 1% of the equipment’s worth or Ksh 30, 000 ($300) (whichever is less) is payable to the Customs Department.

In addition to the above, you will need to pay for press accreditation, lodging, and transportation to successfully shoot the video in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary.

Press Accreditation

To film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, all film crew members must be accredited by the Kenya Film Commission. Local filming agencies and private production companies or individuals must apply through a local agent registered with the Ministry. This is a prerequisite for all applications to make feature films and documentaries. Each crew member must fill out the Kenya Film License Form (which we normally send), scan it, and return it to us along with a copy of their passport and one photo for the filming license. We will then require a letter from the filming company specifying the name of the filming company, the reason for filming, the location of filming, and the film crew’s contact information. This letter is subsequently forwarded to the Kenya Film Commission for the film license to be processed. A film license is usually awarded within 2-3 business days.

Vehicle hiring services

You need a 4×4 vehicle when going to do filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. When you trust Africa Adventure Vacations as your film fixer, then you will get the opportunity to book for yourself a strong vehicle that will transport the crew members to and from Kisumu Impala Sanctuary the vehicle based on the preferences of our clients and their budget, but also the location where you are going to film, because it may also determine the kind of vehicle that you might need. Because of the nature of the terrain, which might make you travel long distances, we kindly urge you to book our customized tour.

Daily, these cost about $200 to $250 per vehicle, and this price includes the fuel and the driver. You can also opt for our 4×4 safari van, which is available for $200 daily. By contacting us, we shall make sure that we calculate everything, and thus we shall inform you and give you the inclusive price. Each of our vehicles is accompanied by drivers who work as area fixers, and many of them have traveled to nearly every part of Kenya, so they are familiar with the local conditions and can provide critical information and resolve any situation on the ground. While in Kenya, these serve as intermediaries between you and our office. And please contact us for any film fixers in Kenya. We are available 24 hours a day to be able to help you with all the information relating to filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary in Kenya.

All of our vehicles include a driver who serves as the location fixer. Most of them have visited practically every section of Kenya and are thus familiar with local conditions and can provide relevant information and resolve any local issues. While on location at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, they work as liaisons between our clients and our office.

Visa recommendation

You’ll need to get a tourist visa. Many film crews choose to get a visa before visiting Kenya. Visas, on the other hand, are easily obtained upon admission into the country. In this situation, you can obtain a tourist visa at the Nairobi International Airport for USD51.00.

When is the best time to do filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary?

Filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is an adventure that is done all year round, but the best time for filming is during December and then from June to October. This time, weather conditions are dry and this makes filming activities so much more fantastic. However, the best time to do filming at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary -Kenya is during the rainy season, when the green vegetation blooms and provides an amazing scenic view (November to May), while the dry season offers the best photo opportunities, both on short and long hikes (May to October)

Why should you book your Kenya filming safari with Africa Adventure Vacations?

Africa Adventure Vacations is a popular tourist company based in Uganda that operates in East African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and South Africa. We have more than ten years of experience assisting filming and production companies and individual travelers who are interested in filming Lumo Community Wildldife Conservancy, nature-related wildlife and African culture. We offer services such as obtaining filming permission, clearing filming equipment, reserving lodging, and arranging transportation to filming businesses, all in the shortest amount of time possible. Other wildlife tours are available in all of the countries mentioned above, including gorilla tours in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a result, you should not hesitate to choose us as your East African film fixers, especially in Kenya for your Kenyan filming experience.

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