Filming in Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee filming in Uganda
If you are interested in filming in Kibale Forest National Park you must first obtain filming permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority, secure Media Accreditation Cards from the Uganda Media Council. Great Adventure Safaris is glad to inform you that once contacted, we will take care of processing your Media Accreditation Cards, filming permits from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, assign a local fixer, clear your equipment into Uganda, as well as booking your accommodation, transport, and security and other required permissions as per your shoot.
Chimpanzees filming in Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is located in the western part of the country and is home to over 1000 wild Chimpanzees both habituated and none habituated. In Kibale Forest, you will find more than 12 different species of primates plus many forest birds and mammals. With over 351 species of birds, 70 species of mammals and 13 species of primates including the Chimpanzees, Kibale Forest National Park is with no doubt Africa’s best research and filming location. Great Adventure Safaris is here to assist you to acquire all the required documents for you to film Chimpanzees and other wildlife in Kibale Forest National Park.
Processing Kibale Forest National Park filming permits
For those interested in filming Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park you must obtain Chimpanzee permits. Chimpanzee permits are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and are issued on a first come first serve basis. Great Adventure Safaris will help you with checking availability, reserving, and booking your Chimpanzee permits. All we need from you are the exact dates and number of people in your group so that we check and book permits on your behalf. Once permits are secured, we will then proceed to process your filming contract.
Filming Contract with Uganda Wildlife Authority
Film crews or production houses must enter a contract with Uganda Wildlife Authority to be allowed to film the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. Uganda Wildlife Authority is a body that is in charge of all National Parks in Uganda Kibale Forest inclusive. Processing this filming contract may take 4-5 working days as long as all the paperwork is provided to us to be forwarded to the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Best time to film in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park can be filmed throughout the whole year but the best time is the traditional dry seasons of June, July, and August and up to Mid-September. Other months include December, January, and February. During these months, there are very few chances of you being interrupted by heavy rains thus making your exercise less stressful.
Please note that much as the above-mentioned months are referred to as dry seasons, there are chances where it can rain at any time. Great Adventure Safaris therefore, advise you to prepare for both sunshine and rain. Even during wet seasons, it does not rain every day and the whole day. For more information on what to pack for your filming, contact us and we provide you with more information.