Filming In Bwindi Forest National Park

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Filming In Buhoma Region Of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Filming in Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park- Are you planning for the best place where you can film the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, then Buhoma region in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the best section for you to film the mountain gorillas. Buhoma is one of the 4 gorilla trekking regions of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in the northern part of the park. The region is where gorilla tourism starts from in Uganda and thus it offers the best filming location for mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. 

The other sectors of Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park where you can film mountain gorillas include the Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors in the southern part of the park and Ruhija which is located in the eastern part of the Park. Remember that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park harbors more than half of the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and the other place in Uganda where mountain gorillas are found is called Mgahinga National Park. All these parks are found in the southwestern part of Uganda.

In today’s article, we focus on filming in the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and we shall look at what is there to film in the Buhoma gorilla trekking region, how to process the filming permits for Buhoma as well as reserving and booking the gorilla permit for Buhoma, the lodges around Buhoma and transportation to Buhoma and then back.

More information about Filming in the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Buhoma region in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is one of the most sought after region and, in the whole regions of Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park, Buhoma gorilla permits tend to sell out so fast. Buhoma is a popular gorilla trekking destination in Bwindi since it is the region where gorilla trekking was first registered and thus gorilla trekking in Uganda has its history and origin in the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector. Mubare was the forest gorilla family to be habituated in Buhoma in 1993 when it was first trekked by the tourists. Because of this attachment, gorilla permits are so sold firstly because most of the popular individuals or the tourists and the tour operators buy all these permits immediately. The gorilla families that have been habituated in the Buhoma gorilla trekking region can be filmed by either an individual or a filming company from either abroad or in Uganda.

Getting gorilla filming permission and the gorilla permits for Buhoma as requirements for Filming.

For all those who are interested in filming the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, they must first obtain the gorilla trekking permits for the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It is important to note that gorilla trekking permits must be booked in advance since they are in high demand and you can book the gorilla permits from the Uganda Wildlife Authority or through a registered tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacation. 

The gorilla trekking permit for the Buhoma region like any other region costs USD700 and there are different habituated families in Buhoma and these include the Mubare gorilla family the oldest to be habituated, the Habinyanja, Katwe, and Rushegula gorilla families. In case you want to shot a video or do gorilla filming in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Buhoma sector, you will need to film one of the above gorilla families in the Buhoma sector.

Once you choose us at Africa Adventure Vacationist your best film guides and fixers in Uganda, we shall assists you in booking the gorillas permit in Buhoma provide you to tell us the actual dates when you want to film or shoot the mountain gorillas in the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector.

 For us we shall check for you the availability of the Buhoma permits on your preferred dates, months, and year of traveling and once we have found the availability, then we shall reserve the permits and we wait for you to pay and once you have paid, then you secure your gorilla permit from UWA headquarters. We don’t stop at booking for you the gorilla permits, but we go ahead and process the Filming permits from the Uganda wildlife authority and these may last for about four working days.

Cost of filming gorillas in Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Yes, visitors who are interested in filming mountain gorillas in the Buhoma region will have to pay a certain fee which includes the 40% of the activity fees and then the 10% of the total activity fee as the monitoring fees. This indicates that all those who wish to film the endangered mountain gorillas in the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park will have to pay the gorilla permit at $700 per person per hour, then pay 40% of this permits fee and then 10% monitoring fee. This lasts for only one hour.  

All this fee is paid to the Uganda wildlife Authority and once you have paid all the costs then you will as well pay 5% to cater for the environmental impacts that you will have created on the environment. Here at Africa adventure vacation, we shall process for you the gorilla trekking permit, the gorilla filming permits, and all other paperwork that is required. 

Best time for filming gorillas in the Buhoma region

Are wondering when is the best time to do mountain gorilla filming in the Buhoma gorilla trekking region Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park? filming here can be done all the time of the year however here at Africa Adventure Vacation, we recommend gorilla filming in Buhoma during the dry season when the trains are less enabling you to make and record nice-looking videos and take wonderful photos of the gorillas. Hiking the Bwindi Forest for gorilla filming becomes easy during the dry season as compared to the wet season. The dry season comes in December, January, February, June, July August, and September. 

How to get to the Buhoma region for gorilla filming?

Buhoma gorilla trekking region can be accessed by both road and air transport. Both scheduled and chartered flights are available and can be organized to airlift you to Buhoma in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield. Kihihi is the main airstrip that is used to access the Buhoma gorilla trekking region and the Aerolink Uganda operated two daily flights to make the safari trip to Buhoma so shorter. Visitors can also decide to take the road trip to Buhoma from Entebbe and this lasts for 8 to 9 hours.

Where to stay in Buhoma as your filming gorillas?

Buhoma gorilla trekking region has several lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The lodges range from budget, midrange, and luxury lodges. The popular accommodation lodges in Buhoma include Buhoma lodge, silverback lodge Buhoma, engage lodge, Buhoma community rest camp, Bwindi volcano Lodge, Sanctuary gorilla forest Camp, Kitandara tented camp among very many lodges. It is imperative that you let us know your budget and then we check for you the availability of rooms in the lodges depending on your budget whether midrange, budget, or luxury in the Buhoma gorilla trekking region.

At Africa adventure vacations, we are here to provide you with all the requirements for the filming gorillas in the Buhoma region and these include the transportation, accommodation, processing for you the media cards, having for you the drone hiring services if needed customs clearing of the equipment among others. Just contact us for more information.

Besides filming in Buhoma, you can visit other destinations such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale forest national park and Murchison falls national park for filming activities

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