Movies about Kenya transport you right into the heart of this amazing, fascinating country.
Kenya just has and makes a spectacular, breathtaking background and fantastic location for the movie industry.
Everything from Fiction, Non-Fiction to Documentary; the results are absolutely stunning.
If you haven’t seen these movies about Kenya yet, you owe it to yourself to check them out before you go. Especially the IMAX documentary's about "The Serengeti" and "The Elephant Kingdom".
There is just no way around it. ;-)
So, get yourself some pop-corn & get comfortable on your couch!
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There is a place on earth where it is still the morning of life and the great herds still run free. Africa: The Serengeti takes you on an extraordinary journey to East Africa to view a spectacle few humans have ever witnessed: The great migration. Journey with more than two million wildebeests, zebras and antelopes as they travel over 500 miles across the Serengeti plains…. A MUST SEE
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Africa's Elephant Kingdom takes you into the heart of the continent and face-to-face with the great elephants of Africa. Featuring spectacular cinematography and the amazing picture and sound quality that comes from giant-screen film, this is the same widely acclaimed motion picture playing in giant-screen theaters worldwide. Africa's Elephant Kingdom is the story of one elephant clan's struggle for survival as it travels across vast stretches of land in search of dwindling sources of food and water. Wide and high above Africa, the camera travels over waterfalls, rivers, plains, and forests. Large groups of elephants move across the plains. One comes closer. He is massive, weathered, craggy. He is the Old Bull, our storyteller, and it is through his eyes that the film dramatically unfolds.
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More than 30 years after the Academy Award triumph Born Free moved millions, To Walk With Lions brings you the dramatic continuation of George Adamson's fight to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve "Kora" from dangerous poachers and deadly "shifta" warriors who are determined to destroy rhinos and elephants for their tusks, and lions for their rich pelts.
Academy Award Nominee Richard Harris of Gladiator and Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone takes you to the wilds of Africa in an inspirational story about one man's magnificent crusade.
Reviewer from Amazon: Laurie from Whittier, CA
Out Of Africa" not only takes my breath away, but for 2 hours and 40 minutes I am transported to another time and place. A beautiful story in a wondrous setting will have you mesmerized as well. No matter how many times I view this film, I never tire of the gorgeous cinematography, the lulling music, the compelling story and of course the superb acting all brought together by the wonderful direction of Sydney Pollack.
Based on a true story, it depicts the life of Karen Blixen (who wrote under the name of Isak Dinesen) She marries a philandering Baron, and gains a title but discovers he has squandered her money on a coffee plantation in Kenya. Left to run it on her own, she befriends the local residents "The Kikuyu", offers them education and medical help, survives on her own strong willed nature and falls in love with the country, the people and local hunter Denis Finch Hatton.
The story is told in narrative by Karen, as she is now an old woman, thinking back to this time of love, passion, adventure and loss. Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer are masters of their craft as they bring these characters to life. The film was honored with several academy awards including Best Picture(1985),a well deserved Best Director for Pollack, Best Screenplay by Kurt Luedtke, Original Score for the genius of John Barry, and one for the gorgeous Cinematography among others..... An Absolute MUST See for Movies about Kenya!
Both epic and heartbreakingly intimate, Nowhere in Africa begins with a Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich fleeing Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances (she brought with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown), while Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor. But this is only the beginning of a series of uprooting, and as the surface of their lives is torn away, Walter and Jettel find they have little in common, and must--under tumultuous circumstances--build their marriage anew. With incredible skill and passion, Nowhere in Africa manages to bring you fully into every change in this family's life; it richly deserves the Academy Award® it received in 2002. A powerful, deeply moving film. - Bret Fetzer