Filming in the Buhoma Region – Mountain gorillas filming in Uganda
Filming in the Buhoma region – If you are planning to film Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the four Gorilla tracking regions which you can think about. Today, we will put all our efforts into filming in the Buhoma region indicating how to reserve and book Buhoma Gorilla permits, processing Gorilla filming permission or contract, how to get to Buhoma for filming, where to stay and so much more.
Filming Mountain Gorillas in the Buhoma region
Buhoma region is located in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Buhoma region found in Kanungu district south-western Uganda is popular for filming Mountain Gorillas because it was the first region where Mountain Gorilla trekking or viewing started in 1993 when the Mubare Gorilla family was opened up for Gorilla trekking. Since then so many Gorilla families have been habituated and can be filmed by anyone with permission.
Filming permissions and Gorilla permits for Buhoma regions
If you are intending to film Mountain Gorillas in the Buhoma region you have to acquire Gorilla permits. Just like any other region, Buhoma Mountain Gorilla permits cost USD700 and are booked at Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Uganda. There so many Gorilla families in the Buhoma region including Mubare, Rushegura, Katwe, Muyambi, and Habinyanja Gorilla families.
For you to be allowed to film, you will have to choose any of the above Gorilla families. Great Adventure safaris assists in booking Buhoma Gorilla permit as long as you let us know the actual dates when you will be shooting or filming Mountain Gorillas in the Buhoma region. Once dates are known, we will check availability, reserve them, invoice you, pay, and secure them on your behalf.
Depending on the number of crew members and days, we will go ahead and process your filming contract with Uganda Wildlife Authority. This may take 3-4 working days if all paperwork is provided.
How to get to the Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park?
Getting to the Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is easy. You can choose to drive from Entebbe or Kampala to south-western Uganda and it is about 9-10 hours of the scenic drive. Our comfortable safari vehicles will make your journey comfortable. Along the way, there is a lot to see and film including the Equator line, Ankole long-horned cattle, rolling hills, villages, and so much more. If you decide to fly, their options of chartering your flight or using scheduled flights that fly from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airstrip every day.
General filming requirements in Uganda
Great Adventure safaris will take care of your Press Accreditation, Kit customs clearing, Drone hiring with a pilot if required, transportation, security and accommodation booking and so much more. Great Adventure Safaris remains your trusted African Fixer for Uganda and Rwanda. Tell your filming project and we will be glad to advise you accordingly.