Filming Locations In Uganda

Uganda has ten national parks for filming wildlife

Top Wildlife Filming Locations In Uganda

Top Wildlife filming locations- Uganda is one of the attractive destinations for filming wildlife in their natural wildness. At African adventure vacations, we shall take you through all the corners of Uganda for you to get the best places where you can shoot your video from. It is in Uganda where you will make a film with a combination of both primates and mammals as well as the bird species. The interesting and unique culture of Uganda is also impressive for you to film while at your destination in Uganda. Because of the wonderful destination and spectacular wildlife species, Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa and you don’t miss this opportunity to come and make an interesting film with the pearl of Africa. For today, I going to reveal to you one of the best places or locations where you can have impressive wildlife video footage or get a good quality wildlife film in Uganda. Are you looking for impressive destinations and locations for wildlife filming in Uganda or for making a wildlife documentary? Then contact us at Africa adventure vacations for assisting you in the arrangement of the whole wildlife filming adventure in Uganda.

Filming in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park

Mountain gorilla filming in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park: For all those interested in filming in Uganda then you don’t miss need to miss filming gorillas in both Bwindi and Mgahinga National parks. These parks are crucial in Uganda’s tourism since they are the only parks where endangered mountain gorillas are located. They are all located in southwestern Uganda and all those interested in filming gorillas in Uganda will have to do so in either one of these parks. Uganda protects more than half of the endangered mountain gorillas and these gorillas are found within these parks. In case you’re interested in filming the gorillas, then you will have to make sure that you get all the requirements.

Filming gorillas in Uganda you will need to process the gorilla trekking permits and then the memorandum of understanding from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. We shall make sure that we book for you the gorilla trekking permits and then the filming fee as well as the processing for you the media cards from the Uganda media council, assist you in the clearing of your equipment at customs department, accommodation, and then transportation to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park and then back.

You will be required to pay the gorilla trekking permits which now costs USD700 per person per trek per hour and on top of this fee, you will have to as well pay 400% of the total activity fee and then 10% monitoring fees as well as an additional 5% of the total fee to cater for the impacts caused on the environment by the filming activity. This amount if money is paid to the Uganda wildlife Authority, Africa Adventure Vacations, we make sure that we process and book for you the gorilla trekking permit on your behalf n and for us to do this, you will need to tell us the dates that you intend to travel for form gorilla filming, the number of people you’re in a crew and we shall go ahead and process for you the gorilla permits, the gorilla filming permits and we need time to do this which means that you will have to inform us early enough such that we can prepare for you all these documents.

Remember that mountain gorillas are only found in 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the democratic republic of Congo. In Rwanda, Mountain gorillas are only found in Volcanoes National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, mountain gorillas are found in Virunga National Park and it is only in Uganda where mountain gorillas are found in two national parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park. All of these parks have got habituated mountain gorilla families that can be well filmed.

Filming in Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee filming in Uganda: Kibale Forest National Park is found in southwestern Uganda and it is a wonderful national park for you to go and film the primates. Uganda is one of the best destinations for chimpanzee filming and the Kibale Forest National Park has got the largest concentration of primates in Uganda and for those who love filming primates, after endangered mountain gorillas, then you don’t need to leave Uganda but to continue and film the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees in Uganda that are available for filming are well-habituated meaning that they are used to the people and therefore offer you a chance to do the filming at ease.

Other than Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda, there are other places in Uganda where you can still go ahead and film chimpanzees and these places include the Karinzu eco-tourism forest found in western Uganda, Kyambura gorge that is found in Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, we have also Budongo forest in northwestern Uganda, as well as Ngamba island which is known as the home of the orphanage chimpanzees especially those that are got from the traffickers and those who are stranded and cannot return to their natural habitat.

In Kabale forest National Park to film chimpanzees, you will need to pay the chimpanzee trekking permits which is at $200 per person per day then the monitoring fees. All this money is paid to the Uganda wildlife authority. While chimpanzee trekking in Budongo, you will need to obtain a filming permit from National Forestry Authority to film habituated chimpanzees in Budongo forest. We do organize for you the filming contracts and permits and we process all the documents on your behalf to make sure that you film the chimpanzees in Kalinzu eco-tourism site, Kyambura gorge, and Kibale Forest National Park.

Filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Filming banded mongoose and the big 4 animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park: The park was named after the current Queen Elizabeth the second, the Queen of England after she visited the park. It is the second-largest National Park in Uganda after Murchison Falls National Park and it features over 95 species of mammals and about 612 species of birds. Among the species in Queen Elizabeth National Park include the tree climbing lions in Ishasha plains, mongoose, herds of elephants and buffaloes, the rare shoebill species, and several antelopes found within the park.

Filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be done for either commercial or for other main reasons Africa Adventure Vacations, we organize and arrange wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth and also provide avenues for the film crew member or lovers to book for their filming permits in Queen Elizabeth national park as well as transportation and accommodation facilities.

Filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park is an important activity and popular because of the species and the spectacular views of the park and the snow-capped mountain Ruwenzori, while in Queen Elizabeth National Park you can film a lot of things including experiential tourism activities in lions and mongooses, Kazinga channel boat cruise, the chimpanzee in Kyambura gorge, lions, elephants and Buffaloes among other activities. As African adventure vacations, we act as your film crew fixers with all the knowledge about the Queen Elizabeth National Park since we have conducted safaris in the park several times.

In Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can film Banded mongooses that are found in almost every national park but banded mongooses filming is mostly done in queen Elizabeth National Park. For all those who are interested in filming the banded mongoose then queen Elizabeth National Park Mweya peninsular is the best destination or place where you can film the banded mongoose. Mweya is one of the sectors of queen Elizabeth National Park located in the northern part and it is where most of the park activities start from. Other species that you can film in Queen Elizabeth National Park include filming tree-climbing lions, filming the leopards, shoebill filming, elephant and buffaloes filming among others.

Filming in Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo valley national park is the most exciting national park found in the North-Eastern part of Uganda at the border with South Sudan and the Republic of Kenya. Kidepo Valley National Park covers an area of 1442 square kilometers comprised of majorly grassland savannah vegetation providing beautiful views of seasonal Kidepo Valley River, Narus Valley, and the popular mount Molongore in the park.

While in Kidepo you can film various animals including various predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, antelopes among other animals.

Other Wildlife Filming Locations in Uganda

Uganda has ten national parks and all these locations have got unique wildlife species that produce good quality filming at Africa adventure vacations, we shall make sure that we take you to all the national parks for filming and we are here to provide you with the advice of how filming can be done, you can film in Murchison falls National Park, filming in Semuliki National Park, go for filming in Lake Mburo National Park and among other national parks and wildlife reserves in Uganda.

What you need for wildlife filming in Uganda

All people interested in wildlife filming in Uganda and primate locations must have a valid filming permit provided to them by the Uganda wildlife authority and they must be accredited by the Uganda Media Council. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we shall act as your film fixers by booking for you the filming permits, and help you to obtain the licenses as well as clearing with the customs at the point of entry. All this paperwork can be done within 2 or 3 working days and you will be able to get your filming permits in time for all of your film crew members. Just contact us, we at Africa adventure Vacations and we shall provide you will all the necessary information that is best for you to do the filming and what is required during the dry season.

For the Uganda wildlife authority which is a body that is in charge of all protected areas and conservation in Uganda, you will need to sign a contract or a memorandum of understanding with them expressing your desire, time you’re spending with a given park, then why are you interested in filming and others. Here at Africa adventure vacations, you just need to inform us of your desire to do the filming and in which park and for which period as well as the invention and then for us we shall assign for you a film fixer who will forward all the necessary information to UWA for clearance and once approved then you will be allowed to continue with filming in your intended park.

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