Best films about Kenya to watch before your trip.

Are you planning a trip to Kenya? Check out our list of films about Kenya that will inspire you to visit this beautiful country. These recommendations include both popular movie titles as well as independent films and documentaries.

Sons Of Africa 2014

The sons of two African leaders and enemies: Uganda’s Idi Amin and Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere attempt to climb Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, on a journey of peace and reconciliation.

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The First Grader 2010

A biographical drama based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, an 84 year-old Kenyan farmer and ex Mau Mau veteran who is determined  to go to school and get the education he could never afford.

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Warriors 2015

Documentary about a group of a young Maasai Warriors who formed a Cricket team and aim to take part in the cricket tournament in England in order to get a status that will allow them to influence the elders and effectively end FGM ( female genital mutilation) and gender inequality.

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Milking The Rhino 2008

Documentary film that focuses on the conflicting aspects of human-wildlife coexistence and tourism-based conservation in indigenous communities of Massai people of Kenya and Himba tribe in Namibia.

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Masai: The Rain Warriors 2004

French – Kenyan drama film. Masai leader dies trying to kill the lion Vitchua.  A group of  young warriors are sent to hunt and kill  the lion  in hope that this will bring the rain.

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The Long Way Down 2007

A TV series documenting a journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from from John o’ Groats in Scotland through eighteen countries in Europe and Africa to Cape Town in South Africa.

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Umoja: The Village Where Men Are Forbidden

French documentary movie about Kenyan village called Umoja. Hundreds of Samburu women say that they have been raped by British soldiers in northern Kenya between 1970 and 2003. Believed to have brought shame on their community they have been beaten and divorced by their husbands. A group of them created Umoja, a refuge for these women, and a place where no men are allowed.

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The White Masai

Based on the memoir by Corinne Hoffman, this is a story of a young Swiss woman who while on holidays in Kenya, falls in love with a Masai warrior.

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Out Of Africa 1985

An epic American romantic drama film directed  by Sydney Pollack,  starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The film is based loosely on a memoir of Danish writer  Karen Blixen about her life in British East Africa in the early 20th century.

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The Constant Gardener 2005

Political thriller. British diplomat in Kenya played by Ralph Fiennes, tries to find the truth surrounding his wife’s murder (Rachel Weisz).

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Nowhere in Africa 2001

German movie based on the 1995 autobiographical novel of the same name by Stefanie Zweig about  upper-class German – Jewish family that in 1938 flees Nazi Germany to start life over on a farm in Kenya.

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