Filming on Kilimanjaro
If shooting a documentary with professional grade photography equipment, you will need to obtain a filming permit.
Filming permits are regrettably, not very straightforward to obtain and applications are often turned down for reasons that are not always understandable to the applicant. To date, however, we are pleased to be able to report that –
The Cost of Obtaining a Filming Permit for Kilimanjaro
There are two fees involved with obtaining a Kilimanjaro filming permit; the cost of the permit –
In 2015, the current fees are as follows:
- USD 1,000 per climb group for the film permit
- USD 975 legal fees per permit application
Climbers should note that it is in principle possible to apply directly to the Ministry of Tourism and to bypass the requirement to pay any legal fees. Several years ago this was fairly common. Within recent years, however, we are not aware of any such direct applications having been successful. If adequate time is available a group may wish to attempt to obtain a permit directly, and if unsuccessful, may thereafter contract us to obtain the permit on their behalf, provided that the ministry’s stated reason for denial is not something that will continue to feature as a factor in the new application through Team Kilimanjaro.