Filming Giraffes at Giraffe Manor, Hotel with Giraffes

Filming Giraffes at Giraffe Manor, Hotel with Giraffes

Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel owned by The Safari Collection, it is one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Kenya. The most fascinating thing about the Giraffe Manor is the resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who at times visit the hotel in the morning and evening that poke their long necks into the windows in a hope to receive some food and treat from the visitors. This is great to film during filming in Kenya and a night stay here can be included as part of the complete tailor-made filming itinerary in Kenya. One of the most fascinating things to film about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening. Various activities take place at the Giraffe Manor which includes encounters with the world’s tallest mammal the Giraffe, exploring local culture, there’s plenty to keep you entertained during your stay, both within the manor’s grounds and in the local area.giraffe in selous game reserve - giraffes at Giraffe Manor

Requirements to film Giraffes at Giraffe Manor

You will need to get a filming permit from Kenya Film Commission for you to be allowed to film Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya. In order to obtain a Filming Permit, one must write a letter requesting the filming permit and fill an application form which must be accompanied by a copy of the screenplay, a story synopsis, and a shooting schedule. These should be sent to the Film Licensing Officer, Kenya Film Commission. Filming permits for features, documentaries, short films, music videos, corporate videos, and commercials are issued within minutes of application. Applications for TV Series and full-length feature films are processed in less than 48 hours (2 to 3 days) of application. Contact us at Film crew fixers Uganda we will be able to help you process the filming permissions with the Local Authorities in Kenya.

Filming fees and costs to film Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya

The following charges are applied for filming Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya:

  • Ksh. 8, 000 ($80) for five (5) people for one (1) week or part thereof.
  • Ksh. 12, 000 ($115) for six (6) – ten (10) people for one (1) week or part thereof.
  • Ksh. 20, 000 ($200) for more than ten (10) people for one (1) week or part thereof. 

Kenya Filming Fees 

Filming rates

  • Adverts, documentaries, dramas, short features; still photographs KSHS 5,000 ($50)
  • Full-length feature films, TV series KSHS 15,000 ($150)
  • Daily filming fees KSHS 1,000 ($10)

Liaison Officer’s service charges

The Ministry charges Ksh. 400 ($5) per day to cover Liaison Officer’s services provided by a government Liaison Officer to be attached to the crew.

Other charges

  • Each visitor is required to pay Ksh. 2,000 ($20) to the Immigration Department for a special pass before engaging in any film shooting. The crew may, however, arrive in Kenya on a visitor’s pass while the filming special pass is being processed. We recommend you travel after all the filming paperwork has been arranged to avoid inconveniences.
  • For all filming equipment, a nominal non-refundable fee of 1% of the value of the equipment or Ksh 30,000 ($300) whichever is less is payable to the Customs Department on presentation of a film license.

Kenya Visa Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa. Many film crews prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya but visa’s can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point and in this case Nairobi International Airport upon paying either USD51.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately.

Kenya Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers Uganda will help you organize transport for film crews to film Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya depending on their chosen filming location interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver/Fixer. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be traveled. 

Fixers in Kenya to help you film Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Kenya and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Kenya.


For accommodation you will stay overnight at Giraffe Manor, kindly note that you cannot visit the Manor for just a day it is advised to spend at least a night there so that you have enough time to interact and film the giraffes as they pop up through the hotel windows. Contact us here for booking details. 

What is the best time to film Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya?

Filming Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November this offers great sightings and easy shoots. 

Why use Film crew fixers Uganda to film Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in Uganda, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Uganda and East Africa as a whole for the last 8 years. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits in Kenya are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming Giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya.


Film Crew Fixers offers Pre-Production. Production and Post production fixer services in East Africa. Such services include, filming permissions, Press Accreditation, Kit Customs Clearing, Location Scouting, transport and accommodation, visa and work permit advice, security and so much more

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