Filming in the Mara Triangle

MINISTRY OF TOURISM – DEPARTMENT OF FILM SERVICE

If you would like to film for professional purposes, please obtain a permit from the Ministry of Information – Department of Film Services. The department licenses all local and foreign crews undertaking filming in the country. In order to obtain a license, one copy of the script and a story synopsis must be sent to the Film Licensing officer. For documentaries the licenses are issued within minutes of application and for feature films and dramas within two days of application.

Licence Fee
Documentaries / Short Films / Ads and Stills KSh 5,000
Full Length Films / Reality Shows KSh 15,000
Filming Fee
Fee per day KSh 1,000
Agency Fee
Registration KSh 12,000
Annual Renewal KSh 12,000

 

FEES TO THE MARA CONSERVANCY

Filming party Fee
1 – 5 people KSh 30,000 per week
6 – 20 people KSh 50,000 per week
20 + people KSh 100,000 per week

Fees can be paid at the KAPS in Nairobi – with cheques made payable to Mara Conservancy.

You do not have to pay a filming fee for still photographs or private videoing. However, commercial and documentary filming requires a film permit from the Ministry of Communications.
No off road driving is allowed in the High Use Zone. Prior permission can be sought from our CEO in other areas of the Reserve. (via Contact Us). You may be required to be accompanied by our rangers.
No, unless you are given prior permission by our CEO (via Contact Us) and accompanied by our rangers.
No, unless you are given prior permission by our CEO (via Contact Us) and accompanied by our rangers.
The legal limit is 1,500 ft (450 meters ) above the ground. If you want to go lower, you need to get a special clearance permit from the CEO (via Contact Us).
Write to us with your proposal including filming schedule to get our permission (via Contact Us).
No, unless granted prior permission by our management.