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Filming in Boni National Reserve

Filming in Boni National Reserve

Filming in Boni National Reserve

Filming in Boni National Reserve:  The Boni National Reserve is found in Kenya in Karissa country and it is known as the reserve which has been reserved for conservation.  The Boni national Reserve was gazetted in 1976 forest as the dry sanctuary for the famous African elephants who were coming from the Garissa and the Lamu districts as well as those elephants who were coming from the Somalia. The national reserve cover an area of 2590 Squarekilomters and it has a lot of interesting scenes that you can film bearing in mind that it is under the management of the Kenya wild life services.

What to film in Boni National Reserve Kenya

There are a lot of interesting scenes that you can film while in Boni National Reserve and these will make the destination so much wonderful and success full. These are some of the things that you can film while on your filming adventure in Boni National Reserve.

Filming the carnivore in Boni National Reserve: Boni National Reserve feature a lot of the carnivore which you can film once you have decided to have a filming safari adventure safari with Africa adventure vacations. The carnivores that can be filmed include the leopards. The spotted hyenas, the cheetah, black-backed jackal, the vervet monkeys, the wild dog and the Aadwold among other carnivores. Most of the film photographers, would like to film these carnivores and a visit to Boni national Reserve, will give you a chance to see and film these carnivores in plenty and this makes the safari experience so much interesting.

Filming primates in Boni National Reserve: other than filming the carnivores in Boni- National Reserve, you will be able to film various primates found in the Reserve and these among other include the   yellow baboon, the vervet monkey, among others

Other things that you can film hers is the beautiful vegetation that encompassed of the Boni forest, which the reserve is named of. The vegetation harbors various species of plants which are highly specious and it’s because of this that the forest has been declare as of the high biodiversity hot spot.

Filming the wildlife in the Boni National Reserve: The Boni National Reserve features a lot of the wildlife species and these among other include the buffaloes, the warthog, the hippopotamus, topi, the common duiker, waterbuck, and elephants. These are available in plenty and can be filmed well which is extremely interesting the filming scenes will be extremely wonderful and interesting.

Requirements for filming in Boni National Reserve

Filming permits

To film in Boni National Reserve you 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 Boni National Reserve.

Filming fees and costs for Boni National Reserve

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

  • 8,000 shillings ($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 costs

  1. a) Kenya Shillings (Kshs/USD) filming rates
  • 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 Boni National Reserve.

Press Accreditation

To film in Boni National Reserve, 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 Boni National Reserve. 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 Boni National Reserve in Kenya. We offer 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 Tanzania. We are available 24 hours a day to be able to help you with all the information relating to filming in Boni National Reserve 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 Boni National Reserve, 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 USD5100.

When is the best time to do filming in Boni National Reserve?

Filming in Boni National Reserve 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 filing at Boni National Reserve in 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).

How to get to Boni National Reserve for filming

By Road:  the Boni National Reserve can be accessed through the road transport through Garissa from Nairobi which is about 7 hours  from the Garissa town and from Nairobi , you will need about 12 hours to access the Garissa town and thus the road transport may be the effective means of transport to Boni National Reserve.

Where to stay during filming in Boni National Reserve

Some accommodation options are available at Boni National Reserve and the visitors can stay at Bania Kreek Farms, Y and J Gold, Lee Boutique Hotel, Tagaytay Wingate manor among other areas. These accommodation facilities can give the comfort ability you want as you do filming in Boni National Reserve.

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 Garissa Community Giraffe Sanctuary, 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.