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Filming in Africa has been dominated for several years by south Africa. This has been because South Africa opened up earlier than any other part in africa in terms of infrastructure and tourism. The film, "Ghosts and The Darkness was shot in south africa. Today, other parts of africa have been opened up and Countries in north africa are becoming more attractive in the developing of filming industries in their countries, these include Egypt, Nigeria and Niger.
Filming tourism in East Africa
East Africa has not been left out in the industry of filming.With its vast landscapes and wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania,east africa is being marketed worldwide as a filming site. Many films are being shot in the east african coast, on the mountains-Kenya, Kilimanjaro and also the Mt. Elgon. East Africa Wildlife sanctuaries and game parks dominate the hollywood movie makers diaries yearly with several films being shot in Kenya and Northern Tanzania game parks.
Filming Tourism in Kenya
In the recent years, Kenya and by extension, africa has become a favorite location for hollywood movie makers to shoot films. Numerous feature films, comedies and documentaries have been produced here.Some of these have won international acclaim. In the list are: -
White Maasai,The Constant Gardener, Tomb Raider, The Cradle of life, To walk with Lions, Nowhere in Africa, The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin, Sheena, Queen of jungle, Ode and Equator.
Survivor, Mission Kilimanjaro for Canada and The Great Savannah Race for France. Kenya is rivaling South Africa and some countries in North Africa.
"Tomb Raider 2" which stars-Angelina Jolie was partly filmed at Hells Gate National Park and Amboseli National Park,home of the African's largest elephant herds.It is here that Disney Drew its inspiration for many of the scenes in the film" The Lion King".The producer of 2003 Oscar-award winner, "Nowhere in Africa",Mr. Peter Hermann,changed his mind and decided not to shoot it in south africa then he came to Kenya for this film making after he saw "I Dreamed Africa".This film was shot in northern Kenya in the Pokot land among the Pokot tribes people.
"Nowhere in Africa" was shot in Baringo,Bogoria and Mount Kenya.This film is ranked the best foreign film in 2003,it became the second flick shot in Kenya to win the coveted global awards,after "out of africa" bagged the best Picture category in 1985.
" The Constant Gardener" was shot on a location at Loiyangalani. Turkana and Kibera in Nairobi, with scenes from lake Magadi,it has won over 18 awards and 40 Nominations. Among the awards are 'the best supporting actress in the Golden Globe and Academy Awards of 2005 for -Rachel Weisz and Best Editing in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.The director of this film-Fernando Meirelles lobbied to have it shot in Kenya than in south africa as that was its first choice.
Photographic Tourism in Kenya
With its magnificent beaches both in Mombasa and Lake victoria, the 7th wonder of the world - Maasai Mara,wildlife sanctuaries, its people and their cultural behavior, Kenya is the centre for taking photos. In the years, professional photographers have visited Kenya annually and continuously.
We organize both Video and Still Photo Safaris for both amateur and Professional Photographers, individually or in groups.We ensure that all the permits are ready by the time safari begins. This covers general wildlife photography, bird photography, Cultural and Environmental themes. This covers the five countries of East Africa community - Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.