Filming in Kenya Tea Plantations

Filming in Kenya Tea Plantations

Black tea is a major foreign exchange earner for Kenya which is the world’s third-largest producer and the leading exporter of the product. Kenya tea is shipped to destinations in Europe and Asia as well as throughout Africa. Bulk exports of processed tea are traded through the Mombasa Tea Auction the second largest of its kind in the world. Filming in Kenya Tea Plantations will give you an opportunity to cover a documentary on how Tea is grown, harvested, processed, and packed in Kenya. You will able to film the workers harvest tea, the two young top leaves, and the bud which is picked during harvesting, fermented, rolled and dried in a process known as CTC (Cut, tear, and curl).

Kenya has many tea plantations for filming with this it will depend on which plantation you are interested for your shoot, once you contact here we will guide you accordingly for your shoot.kenya tea platations

What is the best time to film Kenya Tea Plantations?

Tea is Kenya is grown in the tropical climate with this Kenya tea is harvested all year round in cycles of seven to 14 days. With this any time of the year you visit Kenya you will be able to film the Tea plantations and all series that you are interested in to be covered in your shoot.

Requirements to film Kenya Tea Plantations

Like filming in other areas in Kenya, you will also need to get a filming permit from Kenya Film Commission and authorities who manage a given Tea plantation you want to film for you to be allowed to film Kenya Tea Plantations. 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, 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 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 for you to be able to successfully film Kenya Tea Plantations

Kenya Filming Fees for filming Kenya Tea Plantations

  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 Press accreditation, accommodation, transport, and others for a successful shoot of given Kenya Tea Plantations as below;

Press Accreditation

All film crew members are by law supposed to be accredited by Kenya Film Commission to be allowed to film Kenya Tea Plantations. Local filming agents and Private production companies or individuals are requested to submit their applications through a local agent registered with the ministry. This requirement is mandatory for all applications to make feature films or documentaries. Each crew member is required to fill a Kenya Film License Form (which we normally send to you) with all details, scan and send it back to us with a copy of his/her passport as well as one photograph to be put on his/her filming license. On top of this, we will need a letter from the filming company detailing who they are, why they are filming, where they will be filming, and details of crew members on this shoot. We will attach this letter to all details provided and send them to Kenya Film Commission for film license processing. This takes 2-3 working days to have these film licenses ready.

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.

Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers Uganda will help you organize transport for film crews to film Kenya Tea Plantations 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 Kenya to help you film in Kenya Tea Plantations

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 filming in Kenya Tea Plantations.

Where to stay during filming in Kenya Tea Plantations

Lodge and Hotel options to stay in during filming in Kenya Tea Plantations 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 booking details.

Why use Film crew fixers Uganda to film in Kenya Tea Plantations

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 are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Kenya Tea Plantations.

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