WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FILMING IN THE MAASAI MARA

 

The Maasai Mara, also known as Masai Mara, and locally simply as The Mara, is a large national game reserve in Narok and Trans Mara Counties, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area, who migrated to the area from the Nile Basin. Their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara” means “spotted” in the local Maasai language, due to the many short bushy trees which dot the landscape.

 

When you plan on filming in The Maasai Mara it important to know that the majority of Kenya’s filming industry is based in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.

 

However, The Maasai Mara is only 5 hours by road and 25 minutes by frequent daily flights. Film crew in Kenya are used to filming in The Maasai Mara and the location scouts in Kenya, know the park by the back of their hand.

 

In order to film in this national park, you will need to work with a line producer in Kenya or as they are often known, fixers. A film fixer in Kenya will provide you with all the essential services you need from scouting, casting, hiring film crew in Kenya, equipment hire, permits, equipment customs clearing for any gear you choose to come in with etc.

 

Get in touch with a reliable line producer in Kenya and get started on your journey of filming in this magical place.