There’s more to Kenya than wildlife safaris and the Serengeti – it’s an old hand at film shooting and offers irresistible rebates
When it comes to nature, Kenya seems to have it all – landscapes, beaches and safari rides showcased in numerous films. Not surprisingly, since 1997, tourism has been the leading source of foreign exchange for Kenya. It’s the world’s most beautiful picture-postcard destination, featuring game reserves rich in rare and colourful flora and fauna. As for the African sunset, none other on the planet can compare.
Situated at the equator along the Indian Ocean, Kenya was a British East Africa Protectorate prior to 1920. A Presidential republic today, the country is bordered by Ethiopia (north), Tanzania (south), Uganda and Lake Victoria (west) and Sudan (north-west).
Thanks to its abundant natural beauty and scenic locales, Kenya has always been a hot favourite of Hollywood producers. From action-packed flicks to romantic thrillers and epics, this pictographic destination can portray all kinds of emotion. From the deserts in the north to the savannah in the south, from the world’s second-largest fresh-water lake in the north-west to a vast and pristine shoreline in the east, this is an ideal destination for filming. Throw in urban cities and ancient ruins and the canvas for filmmakers broadens even more.
And if you want even more, exploit the services presented by the local crew at comparative rates. Furthermore, a whopping production rebate is also made available by the Film Commission.