Ministry of Tourism - Deparment 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.

 

Fees to the Mara Conservancy

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

 

Filming in the Mara Triangle

I am a still photographer. Do I have to pay a filming fee inside the park?

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.

Can we off-road when we are filming the animals?

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.

Can we film at night?

No, unless you are given prior permission by our CEO (via Contact Us) and accompanied by our rangers.

Can we get off our vehicle and film on foot?

No, unless you are given prior permission by our CEO (via Contact Us) and accompanied by our rangers.

How low can you go when we are doing the aerial filming?

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).

How can I film the work of the Mara Conservancy? (ie: anti-poaching work)

Write to us with your proposal including filming schedule to get our permission (via Contact Us).

Can we set-up remote camera inside the park?

No, unless granted prior permission by our management.