Filming Locations

When it comes to filming in Africa, Tanzania has it all!

Africa’s tallest peak; the plains of the Serengeti; superb beaches and island getaways; the 100-plus indigenous tribes and abundance of wildlife makes Tanzania the one-stop location for filming in Africa.

Tanzania, a developing nation has dedicated more land to wildlife conservation than any other African country ensuring wildlife numbers are protected and natural habitats maintain. The country is twice the size than it’s neighbour, Kenya and has almost three times as much coastline; much of this relatively untouched and undeveloped.

Tanzania had very little conflict and doesn’t suffer from tribal initiated violence. As far as African countries go, it is peaceful and safe.

The Wildlife

Tanzania has approximately 20% of the continents large mammal population.

Although like other developing countries Tanzania is experiencing encroachment of human populations, the country is till fiercely populated with wildlife.  There are 17 National Parks spread across 42,000 square kms or 38% of the country’s land.

Home to the Great Migration where it is estimated over a million beasts spend the majority of their time in Tanzania before briefly crossing into Kenya.

The main wildlife attractions to Tanzania include;

  • Chipanzee’s in Gombe Stream NP
  • Wildebeest and Zebra Migration in Serenegeti NP
  • Large populations of Elephants; Tarangire and Lake Manyara NP
  • Tree climbing Lions of Lake Manyara NP
  • Flamingos of Natron
  • Wild Dogs – estimated 20% of the continents population are found in Tanzania
  • A reported 1112 species of birds can be found

The People

With more than 120 tribes living relatively peacefully together Tanzania.

Olduvai Gorge is a site in Tanzania that holds the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors. Paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools in the area dating back millions of years, leading them to conclude that humans evolved in Africa.

Tanzania is home to the last click-speaking hunter gatherer tribe, the Hadzabe.

The famous Maasai warriors of Tanzania are uniquely living a more traditional existence.

Smiling, happy and accommodation

Tanzanians speak a universal language – Swahili – that binds them together as one nation

The Scenery

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world

Zanzibar, including its marine life and ancient trading cultures offer breathtaking island backdrops

The vast open plains, of the Serengeti National Park including the untouched and guarded, wilderness area of which African Environments has permissions to lead walking adventures and filming

Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak

Dar es Salaam offers the perspective of a large developing city; with a population of over 3 million it is fast becoming the home to international businesses.