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Filming Lake Baringo in Kenya

Filming Lake Baringo in Kenya: This is the most stunning lake that is surrounded by the scenic rugged semi-desert landscape

Filming Lake Baringo in Kenya

Filming Lake Baringo in Kenya: Lake Baringo is most stunning lake with the wonderful waters and it is surrounded by the scenic rugged semi-desert landscape which is good for filming with Africa Adventure Vacations. Lake Baringo is a great and a saline lake and it is found on the floor of the rift valley. Other than the water the lake is known as the home to more than 450 birds species and its a home for crocodiles and the hippotomus. You will be able to engage in different safari activities other filming and these will included the fishing, boat cruise, surfing, surfing, Lake Baringo is a great dentation in East Africa and it features very spectular views which include the lies of the west of the lake, The tugen Hills, matamorphich rocks, the laikipia escarpments among others and this makes the filming experience.

What to film in Lake Baringo in Kenya

Filming Game drives in Lake Baringo; filming Lake Baringo is interesting and you will able to film 500 species of birds and fauna. The lake features credible habitat for seven fresh water fish species with the majority of the fish being the Nile tilapia and Nile perch. You will be able to film the bird species such as the pale and gloomy stage among the frequently observed birds are the Gabar goshawk, Paradise flycatcher, African fish eagles, Marabou storks, Shikra, and White-faced scops owl. Other uncommon birds include Hemprich’s hornbill, African darter, and occasionally African skimmer. A variety of kingfisher species are also present, along with Grey-headed bush shrikes and Violet wood hoopoes. You will also be able to film numerous land- and water-dwelling species, including the hippo, crocodile, zebra, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, Chandler’s mountain reedbuck, and the endangered Greater kudu, call Lake Baringo home.

Filming the Islands of Baringo. Yes still, you will be able to film many small islands is Ol Kokwe Island. North of the lake, in the vicinity of the Korosi volcano, is an extinct volcanic center called Ol Kokwe. It is home to a number of hot springs and fumaroles, some of which have precipitated sulfur deposits. Near the northeastern corner of the island, at Soro, a number of hot springs discharge along the shore.The Miocene to Pleistocene sedimentary sequences of the Tugen Hills contain numerous significant archaeological and palaeontological sites, some of which have produced fossil hominoids and hominins.

How to get to Lake Baringo for filming

While going to Lake Baringo for filming, you can use direct bus or private transportation from Nakuru to Lake Baringo’s main road provides access. Kampi ya Samaki is the town that is closest to the lake. Transfers to Nakuru or Nairobi can be arranged by a few of the local hotels and lodges. Both the lodges and the hotels here arrange day trips around the region. You can also rent boats. An ideal place to stop on a safari through Northern Kenya is Baringo.

Requirements for filming Lake Baringo

Filming permits

To film Lake Baringo 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 Lake Baringo.

Filming fees and costs for Lake Baringo

For any person interested in Lake Baringo, they will have to pay some costs and fees to be granted permission to do any filming activity. As such, the filming charges for Lake Baringo 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 film Lake Baringo.

Press Accreditation

To film Lake Baringo 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 filming Lake Baringo

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 Lake Baringo 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 Lake Baringo 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, 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 the best time to film Lake Baringo in Kenya?

Filming of the Lakes in Kenya like Baringo 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 Lake Baringo 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 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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