The weather in Kenya makes it a great film production destination. It does have two short rainy seasons but during this time the rain will clear relatively quickly. The optimal time for filming will be between May and October but Kenya offers great options for film locations all year round. Being situated on the equator, you can expect hot weather especially in Nairobi which is centrally located towards the south. Another great city in Kenya is Mombasa which can be found in the southeast around 500km from the capital. This coastal city on the Indian Ocean is the oldest city in Kenya and is steeped in history and culture. The white sandy beaches are beautiful, and the water is warm.
Obtaining shooting permits for location filming in Mombasa will cost between $10 and $150 depending on the nature of your project but this is but one of the many options. During our years of facilitating film logistics, we have gathered the intel to build relationships with the most experienced locations scouts, as well as casting directors that can easily set up video castings, talent negotiations, translators and call outs to help you find the perfect cast for your film production.
As film fixers in Kenya, we provide A – Z film production services and pride ourselves to deliver with excellence. If you are planning to bring in your own film equipment, it is our specialty to procure customs clearance on your behalf. Most mainstream camera, grip and gaffer equipment is available to source within Kenya, and we can locate suppliers and negotiate rates for any part of your film unit that is outstanding.
Finding talented film crew in Kenya to compliment your production is not hard. We work with excellent line producers, DOP’s and directors and have fixers that boast with impeccable track records and portfolios. Locking down travel and accommodation arrangements is a breeze when you are working with such reliable partners and securing work permits and visas is professionally taken care of. Keep in mind that obtaining the relevant documentation typically takes around 2-3 weeks and it is always safer to start the process well in advance.
Remember that we offer an all-round full service when it comes to film production. We have talented in-country art directors, wardrobe mistresses and stylists on our books and even if you are planning to outsource your post production when filming in Kenya, you could not have come to a better place. We have can provide graphics and animation professionals as well as the best music composition and sound design available in Africa.
Whether the focus of your film is capturing the great migration, conquering mountain summits, exploring wildlife or soaking up sun, sea and sand – Kenya offers a plethora of amazing options, and we effortlessly offer solutions for your every production need.