Filming Impalas at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Filming Impalas at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is the place to be for those who want to film and walk amid the impalas and zebras. The sanctuary is a holding area for animals that require special protection in this densely populated area. It focuses on a small herd of impalas, while the animal orphanage contains caged lions, leopards, cheetah, baboon, hyena, jackal, bush duiker, bushbuck and buffalo. Zebras and monitor lizards also roam freely in the facility. One of the amazing series to film at this sanctuary is the lakeshore walk with the impalas.

How to get to Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

By road: Kisumu is 355km north of Nairobi. The Sanctuary is 3 km from Kisumu near Hippo Point. You can as well get to the sanctuary by a flight from Nairobi which takes about 1 hour. By water, Kisumu is linked by ferry with Kendu Bay, Homa Bay, and Mbita.impala at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Requirements to film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

You need to get a filming permit from Kenya Film Commission for you to be allowed to film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. In order to obtain a Filming Permit, one must write a letter requesting the permit and fill an application form which must be accompanied by a copy of the screenplay, story synopsis, and a shooting schedule in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. 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 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 in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

The following charges are applied for any filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary 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 for Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

  1. a) 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)
  1. b) 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.

  1. c) 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.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, transport, and others for a successful shoot in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary as below;

Visa Advice arriving in Nairobi

You will need to purchase a tourist/business 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 per person for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately.

Vehicle Hire Services in Nairobi

Film Crew Fixers Uganda will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary depending on their 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. We also organize both charter and scheduled air transport for those that need to fly in order to reduce the number of hours. 

Fixers in Nairobi to help film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

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. Contact us here to help you get a film fixer in Kenya to help you film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

What is the best time to film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary?

Filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to March and then June to October which is relatively dry than March to May and November. January to March is hot and dry, April to June is hot and wet and July to October is very warm and wet.

Why use Film crew fixers Uganda to film in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in Uganda, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Kenya and East Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Burindi and Congo) 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 are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Kisumu Impala Sanctuary.


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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