On this page you will find all the information you need to prepare for your trip to Kalasha International and Kenya. Click on each question for the best advice to prepare your trip. Get in touch with us for any additional questions you might have.

Who Is Your Airline Partner

Kalasha International is partnering with Star Alliance network, the leading global airline network, with the highest number of member airlines, daily flights, destinations and countries flown to. We will provide you with a code number to arrange your flights to Nairobi. South Africa airline has been appointed as our preferred airline to facilitate your round trip between Kalasha International in Nairobi and Discop in Johannesburg.

Please contact: Maniago Executive Travel Designers Ltd
Name: Mr Henry Maburi
Tel: +254 722 509 882

Please mention “Kalasha” when booking.
You can search for your prefered flight through the Star Aliiance website


What Airlines Fly To Nairobi

The main airlines serving Nairobi:
• Kenya Airways
• Air Mauritius
• South Africa Airlines
• Emirates Airline
• British Airways
• Qatar Airways
• Swiss Airlines
• Virgin Atlantic
• KLM/Air France
• Air India
• Ethiopian Airlines
• Egypt Air
• Air Italy
• Air Tanzania
• Air Zimbabwe
• Lufthansa

Who Are Your Partner Hotels


**** 4 Star

Town Lodge

Class Single Room Alternatives (Kshs.) Double Room Alternatives (Kshs.)
Economy class 16,300 (2 persons) 18,700
Business 18,200 (2 persons) 21,100
First Class 19,900 (2 persons) 22,400
Small Suite 21,800 (2 persons) 26,000
Large Suite 23,900 (2 persons) 28,100
Executive Suite 25,500 (2 persons) 32,800

Airport Transfers
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Fairview Hotel – Kshs. 2,000 (Small Car), Kshs. 2,700 (a van) one way.

Contact Person
Rachael Mutuku: Phone | +254 20 288 1336
Email |
Booking Link:


***** 5 Star


Single Occupancy: USD$ 235.00 on Bed & Breakfast Basis per night (Inclusive of taxes).

Shared Shuttle in the Morning, departing at 0730 hrs. Pick up in the evening at 1800hrs To and From KICC at no additional costs to the delegates.

Contact Person:
James Macharia: Phone | +254 20 282 2000 pr +254 20 282 2374
Mobile | +254 734 699 837
Email |


***** 5 Star


Arrival Date Departure Date Room Type Single Rate Double Rate
26 Oct 15 31 Oct 15 Hilton Guest Rooms US$ 145 US$ 185
26 Oct 15 31 Oct 15 Hilton Deluxe Rooms US$ 190 US$ 230

Room Rate includes:
• Buffet Breakfast in the Travellers Restaurant
• WIFI access – maximum of 2 devices on same connection per room
• Access to the Health Club with gym, outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam

Inclusive of 28% taxes* (16% VAT, 10% Service Charge, 2% Training Levy). *Taxes are government controlled and are subject to change without notice relative to statutory policies.
Rates are net and non-commissionable.

Contact Person
Sheila Kimata:
Phone | +254 20 2790305
Email |


***** 5 Star


Room Type Superior Deluxe Executive Club
Single US$150 US$190 US$240
Double US$205 US$245 US$295

Room Rate includes:
• Bed, Buffet breakfast, Internet and all taxes (29.6%)
• Check in time is 1400hrs, baggage storage available in the hotel. The hotel check out time is 1200 noon

Airport Transfers
Airport transfers offered at USD 30 per person one way in a taxi and USD 40 per person in a limousine.


***** 5 Star


Accommodation Room Rates (USD)

GROSS RATE Rate Includes – 28% Taxes,
Bed & Breakfast & Return Airport Transfers
Deluxe Room – Single $ 172 $ 48 $ 220


**** 4 Star

Accommodation Room Rates (USD)

GROSS RATE Rate Includes – 28% Taxes,
Bed & Breakfast & Return Airport Transfers
Deluxe Room – Single $ 156 $ 44 $ 200


Return Airport Transfers Available

Complimentary Fast & Efficient WIFI at both Nairobi Hotels includes:

  • Complimentary WIFI for basic usage (e-mail, basic social media browsing etc.)
  • Posting of light weight images on Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Whatsapp etc.
  • Up to a bandwidth of 512 KB per guest per day

The Wi-Fi does not include – video streaming, tele-conferencing, video-conferencing or other heavy internet usage which is 2 MB and above per guest per day. For these additional services, please give us your usage & bandwidth requirements in advance to enable the service. This will be at an additional fee.

Check in & check out timings

Check In Time – 12:00 PM (Noon)
Check Out Time – 10:00 AM
Early check in and late checkout will attract an extra charge

Cancellation & no show policy
Within 33 – 14 days: 15% of applicable room rate per night.
Within 14 – 2 days: 33% of applicable room rate per night.
Within 2 days or less: 100% of applicable room rate per night.
No show Charges: 100% of applicable room rate per night.

Payment terms

Rates herein are in USD. We require 100% payment prior to guest check in. All extras and balances will be billed account direct to the guest upon check out. We accept payment by Cash, Bank transfer, Credit card (Master, Visa & AMEX) & via our online payment gateway.

Credit card imprint

In our endeavor to enhance our services and as part of our check in procedure, we will take an imprint of the guest’s credit card for incidentals while in the Hotel.


***** 5 Star

Email Address:
Contact Person: Jennifer Wanza



Single Deluxe USD 155 USD 185
Double Deluxe USD 180 USD 240
Accommodation Offer
  • Full American Buffet Breakfast at the main restaurant, Atrium Garden
  • Complementary Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Complementary use of gym
  • Complimentary use of all-weather heated swimming pool
  • Access to room service 24 hours
  • Access to business center services
  • Access to a members club for the legislators at a special fee during their meetings & stay at the hotel
  • A choice of restaurant for evening meals
  • 28% government taxes

What Are My Accommodation Options

Hotel Options Around Nairobi

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
Telephone +254 20 226 5555

Sankara Nairobi
Telephone +254 20 249 0210

Laico Regency Hotel
Telephone +254 20 211 199

Villa Rosa Kempinski
Telephone +254 20 360 3000

Panari Hotel
Telephone +254 20 394 6000, +254 0711 091 000

Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Telephone +254 20 864 7000

Telephone +254 20 229 5013

Safari Park Hotel
Telephone +254 20 363 3000

Best Western Premier
Telephone no: +254 20 292 7000

Sovereign Suites
Telephone +254 20 234 5453

Sarova Panafric
Telephone +254 20 276 7094, +254 20 271 4444

Crowne Plaza
Telephone +254 20 274 6000

Six Eighty Hotel
Telephone +254 20 315 680, +254 20 342 681

Do I Need A Visa

Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya:

Barbados Maldives St. Lucia
Belize Malta Swaziland
Botswana Mauritius Seychelles
Brunei Darussalam Namibia The Gambia
Burundi Nauru Tanzania
Cyprus Papua New Guinea The Bahamas
Dominica Rwanda Tonga
Fiji Island Samoa Trinidad and Tobago
Ghana St. Kitts and Navis Tuvalu
Grenada Sierra Leone Uganda
Jamaica Singapore Vanuatu
Kiribati Solomon Islands Zambia
Lesotho St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Malawi Zimbabwe

South Africa (For less than 30 days stay)
Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay)

The following countries have concluded visa abolition agreement with Kenya:
Ethiopia and San Marino

What Are The Visa Procedures And Requirements

  • Application for all Visa services should be completed online
  • Applicants must complete one application per person to receive a Unique Visa Confirmation
  • Please note you will need digital passport size photo (a max of 500px/500px) and a scan copy of the first page of your passport
  • The visa approval will be received by email, that you will have to print out and present to the customs once arrived in Nairobi
  • The process takes up to 7 days
  • A single entry Visa would allow re-entry to Kenya from any East African Country – Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda.

What Are The Visa Fees

• US$50.00 For Single Entry (Tourist/Visitor/Business)
• US$100.00 For Multiple Entries (Tourist/Visitor/Business)
• US$20.00 For Single Transit of not more than 3 days for travelers on stopovers in Kenya while proceeding to other destinations
• US$100.00 East Africa
• Diplomatic, Official, Service and Courtesy visas will continue to be issued Gratis.

On Arrival, How Do I Get To My Hotel

The easiest way to get to your hotel is by Taxi/Shuttle. Below is a list fares from the Airport to several Hotels

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO) Average Taxi Rates
Your Average Fare from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) To: One Way Fare (KES)

Adams Arcade Center 2,500
Nairobi Animal Orphanage/KWS HQ Langata Road 2,600
ABC Place Mall,Njugunas 2,600
Best Western Hotel Hurlingham 2,300
City Centre ,CBD City Hotels 2,000
Crowne Plaza Upperhill ,Upper Hill Hotels 2,200
Fairview Hotel/Country Lodge 2,100
Galleria Mall ,Langata Karen Road 2,700
Gigiri UN Complex ,Gigiri Guest Houses 2,600
Heron Portico Hotel ,LMs Guest House,Sagret Hotel 2,200
Hillpark Hotel ,Donbosco Church 2,000
Hurlingham,Nairobi Womens Hospital 2,200
Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi ,KICC 2,000
Jacaranda Hotel Westlands ,Sarit center 2,200
Junction Mall , 2,500
Karen Business Centre, Karen Shopping Center 3,000
Kivi Milimani Hotel, Kenya Comfort Suites 2,200
Lakeview/Hill view 2,600
Laico Regency Hotel 2,000
Langata Road 2,400
Milimani Back Packers and Manyatta Backpackers 2,200
Mountain View ,Kabete Technical school 2,800
Nairobi Hospital ,Lee funeral home, Acacia Guest House 2,000
New Stanley Hotel 2,000
Nomad Palace Eastleigh 2,200
Norfolk Fairmont Hotel 2,100
Parklands Ara 2,200
Sarova Panafric Hotel 2,000
Panari Hotel Mombasa Road 1,800
Reata Apartments 2,000
Red Court/Boma/Eka Hotel Mombasa Road 1,800
Runda Estate 2,800
Safari Park Hotel Thika Road 2,800
Sankara Hotel Westlands 2,200
Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage Langata 3,500
Nairobi Serena Hotel 2,000
Southern Sun Parklands 2,200
Silver Spring Hotel 2,000
Sarova Stanley Hotel 2,000
Tribe Hotel Village Market 2,800
Westlands/Westgate Mall 2,200
Wilson Domestic Airport 2,000
Yaya Centre 2,300

Travelling Outside of Nairobi

Masai lodge 4500
Soverign Suites Limuru 4500
Nairobi JKIA to Naivasha 8500
Nairobi Nakuru 10,000

Where Is The Venue For The Festival And Market

The Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) is a 28 story building located in the heart of Nairobi. It is an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events. The KICC is located in the Central Business District of Nairobi and within walking distance of several five star hotels and many restaurants.

What Are Some Of The Popular Places To Visit In Nairobi

The Nairobi National Park
Entrance Fees: Adults US$ 40, Children & Students US$ 20

Paint Ball Fury Limited
Protective gear like overalls, headgear and a back and chest protector are provided once you purchase 100 paintballs (minimum) for 1000 Kenya shillings.

The Village Market

Panari Sky Center
An hour in the Ice Rink will cost about 500 for kids and 700 Kenya shillings for adults respectively and boots are provided on arrival

Karen Blixen Museum
Entrance fee: Kshs. 800

The Nairobi National Museum
Entrance fees: Adults Kshs.1, 500, Children under 16 years Kshs.1, 000.

Blue Sky Tours
Diamond Plaza (indoor rock climbing)

Nairobi Arboretum

Paradise Lost

GP Karting

Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage

What Are Some Other Places To Visit While I Am In Kenya

Areas to visit
• Hell’s Gate National Park
• Lake Oloidien
• Crescent Island Game Park
• Crater Lake Sanctuary
• Sanctuary Horseback Safaris
• Lake Naivasha

Hotels in Naivasha
Enashipai Resort & Spa – Kshs. 31,924

Lake Naivasha Resort – Kshs. 9,639

Sawela Lodge – Kshs. 23,321

Sweet Lake Resort – Kshs. 7,875

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge – Kshs10,400

Areas to visit
• Lake Nakuru
• Lord Egerton Castle
• Mount Longonot
• Olkaria Hot spa
• Kariandusi Prehistoric Site

Hotels in Nakuru
Hill Court Resort & Spa – US$59

Jumuia Guest House – US$39

Milele Resort – US$55

The Legacy Hotel & Suites – US$69

Pelican Lodge – US$119
Punda Milias Nakuru Camp – US$41

Flying Packages in the Mara
• Camp – US$1146
• Kempinski Mara Flying Package – US$1700
• Porini Mara – US$1625
• Mahali Mzuri – US$2346
• Mara Intrepids – US$900Hotels in the Mara

Mara Ngenche Safari Camp – US$200

Eagle View Camp – US$393

Simba & Oryx Nature Camp – US$86

Tipilikwani Mara Camp – US$178


Fairmont Mara Safari Club – US$471

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Sarova Mara Game Camp


Hotels in Amboseli

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli – US$250 – US$446

Kibo Safari Camp – US$210 – US$400

Kimana Amboseli Camp – US$89 – US$178

Satao Elerai – US$408 – US$546


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+254 20 271 4073 | +254 729 407 497
Jumuia Place II, Lenana Road, Kilimani
Box 76417 - 00508, Nairobi, Kenya

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Copyright © 2017 Kalasha International Film & TV Festival & Market


  • The KALASHA INTERNATIONAL TV & FILM MARKET takes place at KICC in Nairobi, Kenya, from 27 to 29th March 2018, which includes Kalasha Trade Fair and conferences, workshops, pitching sessions, technical & service showcasing.
  • The closing date to register online as a participant is 23 March 2018. Any requests to participate after this date can be made via email to
  • The closing date to register online as an Exhibitor is 20 March 2018. Any requests to participate after this date can be made via email to
  • The deadline for submission of your company profile and contact details, to be included in the Official Kalasha International Directory & Magazine, to be distributed to all attendees, is 16th March 2018. The organizer can therefore not guarantee that company information submitted after this date will be included in the directory.
  • Once the Participants registration has been approved, Participants will receive an email of confirmation along with their personal password and ID.
  • The personal Participant’s password gives access to the Contacts database on to assist them in pre-arranging professional meetings during the event.
  • The Kalasha International accreditation is 100 USD and valid for the entire exhibition area, the conferences, showcasing room and the screening sessions, excluding industry specific workshops, round table and pitching session, that require a separate registration.





BBC, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, The Ministry of Agriculture, NATIONAL DOCUMENTARIES, COCA COLA, know him to well for having offered them his decade experience in TV, Film and Documentary production.  An Alumni of Daystar University with a degree in Electronic Media, he is a creative dedicated Cinematographer who is not only able to maintain cordial and professional relationships with actors crew directors and financial backers (clients) but also adept at handling high volumes of simultaneous tasks with ease and accuracy, exciting right?




Sarah’s first movie was a lead role in Dangerous Affair in 2002.She is not only an actress but also a passionate filmmaker with an insatiable appetite for telling stories.  Her amazing goal being to win an Oscar and tell Kenyan stories through film, Television and the web to the world. She worked on sense 8,created and was a writer on Changes, an original drama series on Mnet E and recently wrote and produced the film kidnapped not forgetting her past experience working on the renowned foreign film, The Constant Gardener.

As the second lady in the big 8 panel, she is  working on building a thriving Production house by creating local content with her repertoire of work which has grown to include being one third of the Writers of Kenya’s entry to the Oscars and multi award winning film Nairobi Half Life.




Kalasha Awards also celebrates the efforts of post-production producers in Kenya. The only better way to do that is by having the expertise of a super talented visual artist specializing in color grading, animation, and visual effects.

Meet Jim Karuti,he has an expansive  14 years’ experience working  in various production departments before finally settling in specialized post production finishing in the last 7 years. He has long believed in having a good time while doing what he loves, with his current home being KEYFRAME collective of top post production artists across Africa and parts of Asia, he certainly loves what he does.




Words can’t describe the impact Tim has on the music industry and entertainment industry at large. He is generally thought of as one of the leading creative professionals in Kenya with a career span of over 17 years. As the CEO of Ennovator Music a boutique Audio-Visual production company he has worked with major Kenyan acts such as ;Sauti Sol, Khaligraph Jones,Eric Wainana among others who have sworn by his production prowess.

This husband, father of two and also one of the brainchildren behind the Music streaming and download service, Waabeh has had his hands work on projects by: Warner Bros, Universal Music Group, BBC, MTV, Endemol Shine Africa, and Coke Studio Africa the list is endless. He is expected to lay down his knowledge in the big 8.





With his 20 years efficient knowledge in the Film Industry, Mutua has received this vastly from the best Universities around Kenya. He holds a Diploma in Film Production and Directing from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Kenyatta University, Training for Trainers Certificate (TOT) in Training Methodology from the Kenya Institute of Administration, a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons.) in Literature in English and Linguistics (Kiswahili) from Kenyatta University, a Masters of Arts degree in Communications from Daystar University, and is currently a PhD in communication candidate at Daystar University.

He promises to bring out the best out of the Kenya Film Industry by sharing his knowledge with young upcoming film enthusiasts. He has already started doing this by a communication and Journalism Lecturer at the United States International University-Africa. The big 8 are excited to have him.






This bubbly production expert promises to bring his trusted experience in floor management, scripting, producing and partner liaison that dates back to more than a decade ago. Martin’s contagious energy and relentless zeal has seen him handle Africa’s most demanding live action sports and made-for-TV experiences like never before.

He is known by his industry friends as a gentleman and a stickler for time and professionalism. He fits perfectly in the big 8 because his desires to see the Kenyan film industry standards constantly elevated and increasingly celebrated across global platforms.