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Filming in Kora National Reserve

Filming in Kora National Reserve

Filming in Kora National Reserve

Filming in Kora National Reserve: This is the one of the best gazetted reserve and later was turned into the national park in 1990. Kora National Reserve features a triangular dense woodland and the scrub is normary limited along the northern boundary by the famous Tana River.  Kora National Reserve features different tourist attractions which among others included the kora rapids,  Adamsons falls, Inslebergs, George Adamson grave and  a variety of the wildlife. It was believed that Kora was the residing place for the George Adamson and tony Fitzjohn for nearby 20 years. Kora National Reserve was recently designated as a national park, and the trusts feel strongly obliged to work toward making Kora prosper going forward. Tony Fitzjohn has conducted a number of surveys of Kora on behalf of the Kenyan Government and the trusts at the request of Kenya’s then-foreign minister and Kenya Wildlife Services in an effort to determine what steps need to be taken to continue the area’s development and protection. Mansumbi (488m), Kumbulanwa (450m), and Kora Rock (442m) are the inselbergs with the highest elevations. The African bush elephant, Tanzanian cheetah, hippos, spotted hyenas, lions, leopards, wildcats, and various antelope species are among the many species that call the park home.

What to film in Kora National Reserve

Filming the wildlife in Kora National Reserve: Wildlife in this great reserve is represented by the following species: giraffe, hippo, lesser kudu, oryx, gerenuk, hartebeest, and gazelle and these are some of the species that you can film within the Kora National Reserve. Other attractions to film in Kora National Park include Python, puff adder, and cobra are reptiles. There are more than 300 known species which can as well be filmed in the Kora National Reserve.

Accessing the Kora National Reserve

Meru National Park and Kora National Park are connected by a bridge at Adamson Falls across the Tana River.

The ideal season for filming in Kora National Reserve

All seasons are good for filming here, but December to February and then June to October, which are both relatively dry compared to March to May and November, are the best.

Where to stay during filming in Kora National Reserve

When filming, there are a variety of lodge and hotel options, ranging from budget to luxury. Depending on your interests and financial situation, you will decide where to stay. To make a reservation, please contact us here. Options A few examples include Simba cottages, Elewana Elsa’s Kopje, Residence la Giungla, and Leopard Rock Lodge.

Requirements for filming in Kora National Reserve

Filming permits

To film in Kora 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 Kora National Reserve.

Filming fees and costs in Kora National Reserve

For any person interested in filming in Kora 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 Filming in Kora 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 in filming in filming in Kora National Reserve

Press Accreditation

To film in Kora 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 Kora 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 filming in  Kora 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 Kenya. We are available 24 hours a day to be able to help you with all the information relating to filming in Kora National Reserve. 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 filming in Kora 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 USD51

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 Lake Nakuru National Park, 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.