Filming Chimpanzees in Uganda

Uganda offers one of the best places that provide good quality filming or shooting documentaries.

Filming Chimpanzees in Uganda

Filming Chimpanzees is one of the outstanding and exciting experience in Uganda, taking you to main primate spots for chimpanzee shooting. Uganda is a destination with great apes staying within the tropical rain forest that are scattered within the country. Over 14 species of primates are registered in Uganda and it is regarded as the home of primates to different visitors. Africa Adventure Vacations arrange the best primate filming and wildlife filming safaris in various destinations in Uganda including the chimpanzees, gorillas, mangabey, golden monkeys, olive baboons, monkeys, and other very many interesting species.

We make sure that our clients especially those interested in filming get the best of their filming adventure by assisting them in obtaining the chimpanzee filming permits, and processing for them the media cards then transportation, as well as they, are to stay when filming chimpanzees. Because Uganda is a destination with several wildlife species, there is a need for you to employ a well professional guide who is well conversant with the wildlife knowledge and will assist you in one way or the other as your filming chimpanzees.

All the conservation or protected areas in Uganda are protect and monitored by the Uganda wildlife Authority and this means that in case you are interested in filming chimpanzees, you will have to ask for permission from Uganda Wildlife Authority as well as getting the chimpanzee filming permits from, you need to contact Africa adventure Vacations to help you in getting the chimpanzee filming permit in Uganda.

The filming company or individuals will have to pay a certain fee to the Uganda wildlife authority in order for it or them to film in many of the protected areas and this fee will depend on the number of days spend within the park and the number of people that you have come with as the crew members. You will have to pay other fees including the park entrance fees, the researchers monitoring fees, as well as the vehicle fees. You need to make sure that all these requirements are filled in order for you to film in any of the ten national parks that Uganda has. In this article, we focus on Chimpanzee filming In Uganda

Best places for filming Chimpanzees in Uganda

Are you interested in chimpanzee filming in Uganda? Uganda offers one of the best places that provide good quality filming or shooting documentaries. Some of these places include the chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park, chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest, Chimpanzee in Budongo forest, chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge. Uganda also has orphanage chimpanzees which can be filmed in Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria.

Filming chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale forest national park is known as one of the best destinations for filming chimpanzees in Uganda. Kibale boasts several primates and it is reported that over 12 primates’ species are found in Kibale Forest National Park and because of this the park has been described as the World’s primate capital. There over 1500 individual chimpanzees and most of these chimpanzees are well-habituated meaning that they are close and used to human beings and therefore, they provide the best sceneries for documentary shooting by all of those who are interested.

Any individual interested in filming chimpanzees in Kibale Forest national park will need to get permission from the Uganda wildlife authority by signing a memorandum of understanding or contract with it. Please reach out at Africa adventure vacations for the briefing on how chimpanzee filming can be done in Kibale Forest National Park and you will be requested to draft an official letter to the Uganda Wildlife Authority letting the authority know of who you are, and clearly why you intend to do chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park and then for us we shall help you deliver this letter to Uganda wildlife Authority office for your filming contracts and MOU with UWA to be worked on and once everything is done we shall proceed with the next step.

Filming chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest.

Kalinzu forest is a distinguished tourism destination in Uganda that features the best place for filming the chimpanzees in the wildness and it is found in south-western Uganda. The forest is home to habituated chimpanzees that can well be filmed, photographed, and offers the best shooting documentary ground for chimpanzees. The forest is managed and under the watch of the National Forestry Authority and this means that the same procedures must be followed. You will have to pay USD400 per day per person on top of the chimpanzee tracking fee and this fee is paid to the National Forestry Authority and. You will as well be required to write a letter to the National Forestry authority detailing your purpose of filming chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest and who you are and where you originate from and also will be requested even to attach your password and those of the people that you intent to travel with I mean all the film crew members. Once you have provides us with your details you give all these details, we shall send them to National Forestry Authority as they are processing your permission and this will take about 2 to 3 days of work, and then you will be able to get the necessary permission and documents within this stipulated time. For more details, contact African Adventure Vacations for more details of how best you can do chimpanzee filming.

Filming chimpanzees in Budongo forest

Budongo forest offers the best place where you can film chimpanzees in Uganda. It presents the Eco forest with the highest number of chimpanzees in the whole of East Africa. Centrally to Kibale Forest National Park, the forest activities of the Budongo ecosystem are monitored and controlled by the National Forestry Authority and if you’re interested in chimpanzee filming and shooting in the Budongo eco-forest, then you will have to get permission from the National Forest Authority.

If you are interested in filming chimpanzees in Budongo Forest Reserve in Murchison falls conservation area, will have to pay USD400 per day per person and this fee is paid to the National Forestry Authority and. You will as well be required to write a letter to the National Forestry authority detailing your purpose of filming chimpanzees in Budongo forest and who you are and where you originate from. On the other hand, in case you want to do chimpanzee filming in Kaniyo Pabidi, you will have to be charged USD400 per person on top of the chimpanzee tracking permit in case your filming the habituated chimpanzee communities.

Habituated chimpanzees are food for filming because they are used to people and therefore they can be filmed so well. We shall check for you the availability of the chimpanzee permits in Kaniyo Pabidi and then we book for you. What you need to do send us the dates when you intend to film chimpanzees in Kaniyo Pabidi and then we shall advise you according to and all that you need.

Filming chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge

Kyambura George is found in Queen Elizabeth National Park and it is a good place where visitors often go for chimpanzee tracking. The Kyambura gorge joins the Kazinga channel with the permanent river where sometimes animals are seen clinging to the river drinking water. The gorge offers wonderful views of Queen Elizabeth National Park and it is the best place where you can film chimpanzees with the best-forested background and all the procedures for prime filming are also followed when it comes to filming chimpanzees in Kyambura Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Filming chimpanzees at Ngamba Island

Ngamba Island refuges over 48 orphanage chimpanzees and those that have been got from illegal smugglers and bush meat business people. Chimpanzee filming is done here and always film companies have visited the Ngamba island sanctuary to film chimpanzees staying in the semi-natural environment. Visitors going to film Chimpanzees at Ngamba Island must go by boat in order to visit the island and it takes about 50 minutes from the mainland to access Ngamba sanctuary. You will also need to pay some money to the sanctuary in order to film chimpanzees at Ngamba Island.

Uganda is blessed with a variety of tourism attractions and wonderful places of interest. Other than chimpanzees, there are other wildlife and primates that you can still go ahead and film, and these include; Engendered mountain gorilla filming in Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Shoebill filming in Uganda, Lions and Leopard filming in Uganda, and African caped buffalo and elephant filming in Uganda among other interesting wildlife species.

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