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  • Writer's picturePeter Gitonga


Mombasa is the biggest port city in East and Central Africa. According to Wikipedia “The city is known as the white and blue city in Kenya. It is the country's oldest (circa 900 AD) and second-largest city (after the capital Nairobi), with a population of about 1,208,333 people according to the 2019 census. Its metropolitan region is the second largest in the country and has a population of 3,528,940 people.”

Mombasa has a rich Arabic, Portuguese and Omani culture that is evident in it’s people and architecture.

Old town features impressive old architecture with Arabic influences that has been the backdrop of numerous films and TV shows.

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

However, Mombasa is only 8 hours by road, 4 hours by train and 45 minutes by frequent daily flights. Film crew in Kenya are used to filming in Mombasa and the location scouts in Kenya, know the town by the back of their hand.

In order to film in this ancient city, 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 coastal city.

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