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Filming Thimlich Ohinga in Kenya

Filming Thimlich Ohinga in Kenya

Filming Thimlich Ohinga in Kenya

Filming Thimlich Ohinga in Kenya: This is also one of the best architectural designs that are used for general purposes in Kenya. Among the purposes, this is a good idea and a perfect destination for filming, and this is extremely wonderful and interesting. 181 kilometers south of Kisumu, in the Migori district of Nyanza province, stands the unusual stone building known as Thimlich Ohinga. Near Macalder’s Mines, the site is located on a gently sloping hill about 46 kilometers northwest of Migori town. This is a great destination for filming, and this makes the safari experience so much more wonderful. The largest and best preserved of these enormous dry-stone-walled enclosures is Thimlich Ohinga. Although they also defined social units and relationships that were connected to lineage-based systems, the Ohinga appear to have primarily served as a security force for communities and livestock. During a significant period in the migration and settlement of the Lake Victoria Basin between the 16th and 17th centuries, the Thimlich Ohinga is an exceptional testimony of settlement patterns and spatial community relations in the Lake Victoria Basin, which documents the successive occupation by different people of various linguistic origins, and thus it will be interesting to film this great documentary.

Filming Thimlich Ohinga offers a remarkable testimony to the Lake Victoria Basin’s settlement customs. It shows how various successive inhabitant groups of various linguistic origins used and practiced shared communal settlement, livestock farming, and craft industry patterns. The archaeological evidence attested to the spatial organization of the communities as well as a complex network of relationships between the various Ohingni in close proximity to one another. As a result, it enables understanding and further study of regional community interaction patterns between the sixteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. At a time in history when increased human mobility resulted from social, economic, and environmental pressures that affected human behavior, it offers an impressive reference to spatial planning and settlement types in the larger Lake Victoria Basin. A significant period in the migration and settlement of the Lake Victoria Basin and all of sub-Saharan Africa is marked by the enormous stone-walled enclosures at Thimlich Ohinga. Additionally, filming Thimlich Ohinga provides an excellent illustration of an undressed dry-stone construction typology that uses a three-phase building technique to assemble stones of atypical shapes in two phases that are connected by a middle phase, which will make the filming destination so much more interesting and outstanding.

According to National Museum of Kenya, commercial filming at one of our museums will cost you USD 1500. For the first four hours of filming, we charge Kshs 30,000 for higher education students, aspiring musicians, bloggers, etc. and the requirements are as follows;

Requirements for filming at Thimlich Ohinga

Filming permits

To film Thimlich Ohinga 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 Thimlich Ohinga.

Filming fees and costs for Thimlich Ohinga

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

Press Accreditation

To film Thimlich Ohinga 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 Thimlich Ohinga. 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 Thimlich Ohinga 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 Thimlich Ohinga 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 Thimlich Ohinga in Kenya?

Filming of the Thimlich Ohinga 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 film Thimlich Ohinga 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 Tambach Museum, 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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