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Filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Filming is also possible in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy which is one of the prominent conservancy within Kenya and this makes the filming adventure so much interesting and wonderful. The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is found with in the southern part of the Masai Mara National Reserve and it is bordered by olare Orok in the west and OI Kinyei in the East. The conservancy occupies about 50000 acres of land and this makes its the largest conservancy after the Mara North in the Region. The conservancy got its name Naboisho which means coming together in the local Masai languages and as the conservancy, this was established in 2010 with a total of 425 Masai owners coming together and these for the seasonal conservationists. The Masai Mara National Reserve is to the south-west of the conservancy, the Olare Orok Conservancy is to the west, and the Ol Kinyei Conservancy is to the east. The conservancy, which is part of the Greater Mara Region and was formed from the Koyaki-Lemek Group Ranch, is surrounded by these conservancies. Naboisho, which in Maasai means “coming together,” is a local response to the difficulties posed by the privatization of group ranches in the Greater Mara Region. As a result of intensive herding and various tourism activities like camping and off-road vehicle use, stress was placed on the soil, endemic vegetation, and wildlife. The conservancy offers the chance to protect the land and wildlife while also generating income for the landowners.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is the secondary route of the Loita Migration, where large groups of zebras and wildebeest migrate from Loita Hills to the Mara North Conservancy and then to Masai Mara National Reserve. It is the newest conservancy in the Masai Mara region. Thanks to the Koiyaki Guiding School for its diligent professional work to improve not only the quality of the services but also to sensitize the locals on the value of wildlife, the high number of grazers boosts the high number of predators in this conservancy which makes it the best destination for filming in the northern Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

What to film in Mara Naboisho Conservancy

There are a lot of interesting things that you can filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy. These range from the predators to herbivores and other species of plants and animals.

Filming wildlife in Mara Naboisho Conservancy: The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is renowned for its sizable lion prides, with an estimated 100 lions living there, as well as for having a large population of elephants, wildebeest, giraffes, serval cats, aardwolves, caracals, and other animals and this means that  you will be able to film these predators in the conservancy . The conservancy is alost the best filing place for  those interested in birds to see uncommon bird species like the White-headed Buffalo weaver, Bush Pipit, Pigmy Falcon, and many others. Given that it has one of the highest lion densities in Africa and allows you to film one pride of 22 lions, the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is one of the best locations for those looking to film lions in Kenya. In this conservancy, you can also film elephants, giraffes, and other plains animals, including some of Kenya’s rarest creatures, like wild dogs.

How to get to Mara Naboisho Conservancy for filming

Booking a guided drive-in safari is the most popular way to get to Mara Naboisho Conservancy by road. Drive-in safaris begin in Nairobi and enable you to visit a number of additional locations in Kenya in addition to the Masai Mara. Amboseli National Park and Lake Nakuru National Park are frequently included in extended versions of the traditional Kenya safari itineraries. When traveling in a (rental) vehicle, the Masai Mara is reachable. Please remember that driving yourself requires careful planning. All roads must be accessed with a 4×4 vehicle at all times of the year. Please be aware that we cannot assist visitors who are self-driving.

Where to stay during filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy

While filming in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, there are a variety of lodge and hotel options, ranging from budget-friendly to upscale. Depending on your interests and financial situation, you will decide where to stay. To make a reservation, please contact us here. There are a variety of choices, including Asilia Encounter Mara Camp, Asilia Naboisho Camp, Eagle View, Kicheche Valley Camp, Leopard Hill, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Camp, Porini Mara Camp, and Wilderness Camp.

Requirements for filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Filming permits

To film in Mara Naboisho Conservancy 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 Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

Filming fees and costs for Mara Naboisho Conservancy

For any person interested in filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy, they will have to pay some costs and fees to be granted permission to do any filming activity. As such, the filming challenges in Mara Naboisho Conservancy 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 Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

Press Accreditation

To film in Mara Naboisho Conservancy, 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 Mara Naboisho Conservancy. 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 Mara Naboisho Conservancy 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 Mara Naboisho Conservancy 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, Mara Naboisho Conservancy 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 Mara Naboisho Conservancy?

Filming in Mara Naboisho Conservancy 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 Mara Naboisho Conservancy  -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 Bisanadi National Reserve, 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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