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Filming in Nasolot National Reserve

Filming in Nasolot National Reserve

Filming in Nasolot National Reserve

Filming in Nasolot National Reserve: Nasolot National Reserve occupies about 9200 hectares of spectacular and amenable terrain that produces outstanding views for any traveler. The reservoir is mostly made up of plains that are crossed by the breathtaking Sevier Hills. The Nasolot National Reserve spans 92 square kilometers. The impressive Sekess Hills, a continuation of the Cherangani ridges, divide the mainly flat terrain. A portion of the Turkwel River borders it to the north, and the Wei Wei River encircles it to the east. With its river valleys, floodplains, and evergreen forests, which are dominated by fig and acacia trees as well as a wide variety of papyrus and sedges, Nasolot National Reserve has an important eco-system. Elephant, giraffe, hippo, impala, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, plains zebra, eland, Lesser Kudu, bushbuck, duiker, and dik dik are among the animals that can be seen, as well as their predators, the lion, leopard, spotted hyena, and jackal. This means that filming in Nasolot National Park is filled with views of scenes and attractions, and you shouldn’t miss this great chance to carry out our adventure filming trip in Nasolot National Reserve.

Further, you will be able to film the olive baboons and crocodiles, which are also present in the Nasolot National Reserve: Crocodiles can be found in the rivers, along with olive baboons, vervet monkeys, and other animals. There are over 150 different types of birds. The Turkwel hydroelectric dam has two campsites and a Murram airstrip. Therefore, among the things to film in Nasolot National Reserve are the rocky outcrop known as Nasolot Hill, which is located on the reserve’s edge and is one of the main locations for filming in Nasolot National Reserve. Elephants, Lesser Kudu, bushbucks, duikers, lions, leopards, Kirk’s dik dik, spotted hyenas, jackals, impalas, Syke’s monkey, Beisa and fringe-eared oryx, waterbucks, buffaloes, gazelles, olive baboons, and hippos are among the animals that can be found in this reserve. The A1 Kitale-Lodwar road provides access to the reserve by land, and airstrips at Turkwel Dam and Kaputirr provide access by air.

Where to stay during filming in Nasolot National Reserve

Budget, mid-range, and luxury lodging options are available in the Nasolot National Reserve when filming is taking place there. Depending on your interests and financial situation, you will decide where to stay. To make a reservation, please contact us here. It is advised to camp or stay in self-catering accommodations while visiting the reserve.

Requirements for filming in Nasolot National Reserve.

Filming permits

To film in Nasolot 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 Nasolot National Reserve.

Filming fees and costs for Nasolot National Reserve.

For any person interested in filming in Nasolot 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 Nasolot 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 of Nasolot National Reserve

Press Accreditation

To film in Nasolot 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 Nasolot 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 Nasolot 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 Nasolot 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 Nasolot 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 USD51.0

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

Filming in Nasolot 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 filming at Nasolot 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 Nasolot National Reserve for filming

Road: The reserve is located 146 kilometers northwest of Kitale on the A1 Kitale-Lodwar road. The gate to the reserve is 6.2 kilometers from the A1 main road.

Air: Turkwel Dam and Kaputirr both have airports.

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 Nairobi 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.