Filming in Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Filming in Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Nairobi Animal Orphanage is one of the best places to film in Nairobi. It is the oldest animal orphanage in Kenya a refuge and rehabilitation center for orphaned or sick animals. It is located amidst the lush vegetation of Nairobi National Park, it was established in 1964 as a refuge and rehabilitation center for wild animals found abandoned or injured in Kenya. Animals received at the Orphanage center go through medical extermination followed by treatment before entering a feeding and rehabilitation program. This important educational and training facility is the only wildlife protected area in the world located in the capital city and often hosts more than 20 animal and bird species. You will have an opportunity to film various activities which include bonding with orphaned animals, close-up views of animals, and animal adoption programs. Wildlife species to film at the center include Lions, Cheetahs, Hyena, jackal, serval, very rare Sokoke cats, warthog, ostrich, buffalo, leopard, various monkeys, and baboons. Birds include guinea fowl, parrot, and crowned crane among others.buffalos in tanzania - buffaloes at Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Requirements to film in Nairobi Animal Orphanage

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

The following charges are applied for any filming in Nairobi Animal Orphanage 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 Nairobi Animal Orphanage

  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 Nairobi Animal Orphanage 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 Nairobi Animal Orphanage 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 shoot in Nairobi Animal Orphanage

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 t help you get a film fixer in Kenya to help you film in Nairobi Animal Orphanage

How to Access Nairobi Animal Orphanage

By road is the best way to access Nairobi Animal Orphanage Centre for filming, it is only about 7km from Nairobi city center on a tarmac road.

Accommodation close to Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Lodge options to stay in during filming at Nairobi Animal Orphanage range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for details. Lodges include New Kenya Lodge, Ngongo House, Giraffe Manor, Osoita Lodge, Konar House Lounge among others.

What is the best time to film in Nairobi Animal Orphanage?

Filming in Nairobi Animal Orphanage 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 Nairobi Animal Orphanage

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 Nairobi Animal Orphanage.


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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