Movies about Kenya

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Dear friends, Africa is a continent that has been little studied … we offer you a selection of films about Kenya:

Go on a trip to Kenya to the places where the action unfolded famous movies about Africa? Why not?

We offer you a selection of feature films, the events that took place in Kenya in different eras — from the period of colonial Kenya to modern days.

Almost every film has a real basis and traveling to Kenya, You have a real opportunity to feel yourself in the place of the heroes of the films.

The Constant Gardener

  • The film The Constant Gardener, based on the novel by John Le carré, was released in 2005.
  • The plot movie: the Young couple — Justin and Tess quail — participate in British diplomatic mission in Kenya. Everything goes on until Tess is found dead. Near the body of a girl which was discovering the corpse of the Kenyan, which casts a serious shadow on its reputation and provides food for different kinds of hurtful rumors. Hoping to find the killer and restore the good name of his beloved wife, Justine leaves the exotic Kenya and went to London. In the course of his investigation, the young man reveals a dangerous conspiracy that threatens thousands of lives. But the cause of his wife’s death is still shrouded in a thick veil of mystery.
  • The distribution of the novel was banned in Kenya, as it describes the corruption of Kenyan officials and officials.
  • The film was shot in a real house in Nairobi, built during the colonial period in 1919. Book your stay in Constant Gardener House on

Born Free

  • The film Born Free, released in 1966, was shot by the eponymous bestseller writer and naturalist joy Adamson.
  • The film tells the story of the lioness Elsa, still a cub got to the spouses joy and George Adamson. They not only save the baby from imminent death, but also, having grown it, return back to the wild.
  • The film is set in one of the national parks in Kenya.

    From Africa

  • “From Africa” film directed by Sidney Pollack, released in 1985. The film is based on an autobiographical book by Karen Blixen.
  • The events of the book and the film take place in 1914-1931 in Kenya (British East Africa), the story is told on behalf of the Danish Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke.
  • Go to the scene of the film “from Africa” – Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi

The Ghost and the Darkness

  • The Ghost and the Darkness — historical and adventure film by Stephen Hopkins, shot in 1996. The film is based on the true story of the man-eating lions, which in 1898 paralyzed the construction of the railway near the Tsavo River.
  • When creating the film used the information contained in the book of the real participant of these events, Colonel John Henry Patterson.
  • Go to the scene of the movie “Ghost and Darkness — East Tsavo national Park

Maasai — Warriors of the Rain

  • Masai — Warriors of the Rain (FR. – Massai-Les guerriers de la pluie) is a drama 2004, filmed French Director Pascal Plisson
  • The Maasai people are experiencing a severe drought. The last hope of the villagers — the legend of the invincible lion Witcha, cruel incarnation of the red God. Having extracted the mane of this lion, the Maasai will put an end to the curse and return the rains…
  • Go to the place of action “Maasai-rain warriors” – Maasai Mara national Park

The White Masai

  • The white Masai (it. Die weiße Massai) — Hermine’s film Huntgeburth with Nina Hoss and Jacky IDO in the lead roles. It was released in 2005.
  • The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Corinne Hoffmann “white Maasai”, which tells about the marriage of a Swiss and a warrior from the Maasai tribe…
  • Go to the scene of the film “white Maasai” – Diani


Married for 2 days

  • Married for 2 days (Franz. Un plan parfait) is a French Comedy melodrama released in 2012. The action takes place in France, Kenya, Russia.
  • Isabel dreams about her wedding day. But her family is cursed. All first marriages inevitably end in divorce. So when her boyfriend proposes to her, Isabelle decides to outsmart fate…
  • Go to the scene of the film “Married for 2 days” — Nairobi, Amboseli

Nowhere in Africa

  • “Nowhere in Africa” – (him. Nirgendwo in Africa) is a full — length feature film, shot in 2001 from the autobiographical novel by German author Stephanie Zweig (not to be confused with Stefan Zweig). Award “Oscar” for the best film in a foreign language, nomination for”Golden globe”.
  • In 1938, Yettel and her five-year-old daughter Regina barely have time to escape from Germany to Africa, where their husband and father Walter already settled. After Europe, Walter and Yettel did not immediately get used to the fact that they will have to spend an indefinite time on a remote farm in Kenya…
  • Go to the scene of the film “Nowhere in Africa” – Nairobi, Nakuru, Naivasha

Paradise: Love

  • Paradise: Love (orig. Paradies: Liebe) is a 2012 film by Austrian film Director Ulrich Seidl, nominated for the Palme d’or at the Cannes film festival in 2012.
  • The main character of this art-house film is a fifty-year-old Austrian Teresa, working with autistic people, who decided to spend her vacation in Kenya.
  • Age limit: 18+
  • Go to the scene of the movie ” Paradise.Love” — Mombasa

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