Top 5 Safari Movies shot in Kenya: Location, Lodges.

Most people are aware of Popular films shot in Kenya. On this article we rank the different films including the locations of the shoot. Some of the films were based on true stories and characters on still existing Safari locations and museums.

You can plan your next Safari around some of this Lodges..

5.The Ghost and the Darkness

The Ghost and the Darkness

Location Based on the Film

The Film was based of a fictional account based on true story set on Tsavo region along Tsavo river in Coast Province Kenya.


Tsavo National Park

One of biggest National Conservancies and made famous by the Man eaters of Tsavo Lions. Tsavo has one of the largest concentration of Red elephants which reattracted by the red Soil containing oxide which they smear over themselves.

lodges in Tsavo

There are many Lodges in Tsavo National with one Maneaters Lodge sticks out set on the Tsavo River ,a similar setting to the actual accounts. Other Lodges include Salt Lick Safari Lodge & Ashnil Aruba Lodge .

Maneaters Lodge

Actual Location of Shooting

Due to tax Concerns the Film was actually shot in South Africa including the African Cast portraying the Kenyans.


4.To walk with lions

Meru National Park

Lodges in Meru National Park

Elsa’s Kopje

Elsa Kopje’s


3.Born Free

2.Constant Gardener

1.Out of Africa

Honorable Mentions

1.lion King

2.Tomb Raiders

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