Filming lion in Kidepo valley national park – Filming Lions in the wild of Africa in Uganda is one of the greatest adventure productions that you should not miss in the new normal. Lions are among the few big cats that are found in the game National Parks in Uganda, they are also found in two wildlife reserves in Uganda. The Lion is one of the most sought-after safari species, and one of the most impressive to observe and film. Living in pride of between 6-15 you can opt to have night Lion filming, as well as day, filming to capture moments well in their natural environment.
Human-Wildlife Conflicts have sometimes caused a reduction in the Lion Population especially in Queen Elizabeth Park, but researchers show that Lion’s population in Uganda is increasing in number as conservationist efforts including community education are enhanced. Here below are the detailed best places where you can film Lions in Uganda.
Kidepo National Park is the best Lion filming location and it is found in the most remote area of Uganda and known as the most diverse savannah National Parks in the country. It is located in Northern Uganda in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, it is famously called “Africa’s True wilderness” and it is among the best wilderness areas in Africa.
Kidepo Valley National Park has a huge abundance of wildlife, species of predator are resident, and several don’t exist in any other Ugandan park (including Cheetah and Black-backed Jackal). The Lions are common as well as the Leopards, this will make your productions an interesting one. Other wildlife to include in your shoot is Elephants, Burchell’s Zebras, Antelopes, Buffalos, and Rothschild’s Giraffes which are regularly seen. Contact Great Adventure Film Fixers to have a great film production on Lions in Kidepo Valley National Park.
This wildlife reserve is one of the best places to film Lions in Uganda, it is a virgin wildlife reserve next to Kidepo Valley National Park and a habitat to diverse wildlife including the common Eland, Zebras, Hartebeests, Günther’s Dik-Dik, the popular Oribis, the Impalas, Cape Buffalos, the Uganda Kob, Waterbuck, Blue, and Common Duiker, Klipspringers and the Bohor and Mountain Reedbuck.
Filming Lions in the Pian-Upe wildlife reserve gives you a variety of other animals to put in your productions and how they live with the lions. The Cheetahs are also so much sighted and you have 80% chances to see them, making it the best place in the country to see earth’s fastest mammal. Other predators include the jackals, wildcats, Spotted Hyenas, Cerval cats, Civets, and Leopards. Lions can also be spotted between the nearby Amudat Wildlife Conservation Area and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. Contact Great Adventure Film Fixers for a professional quotation to film Lions in Uganda.
All the Lion filming locations in Uganda can be easily accessible by road transport. Most major roads are tarmacked except roads within the National Parks. We do use 4×4 safari vehicles when you book your filming shoot with us which are comfortable and in great condition for the safety of the crew and equipment. These filming areas can also be accessed by air transport with flights from Entebbe International Airport and Kajjansi Airfield into the local Airstrips in the game National Parks.
Filming Lion in Kidepo Valley National Park you will need to have Filming Permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority, you will also need to process Media Cards from Uganda Media Council for every crew member. We can process all these as your local fixer in Uganda. You are required to also pay filing fees to the Uganda wildlife Authority of 40% of the Park entrance fees, 15% Monitoring fees on top of the Park entrance fees per crew member every 24 hours.
Then for your filming equipment will also need to be cleared with customs at the point of entry. Contact us at Great Adventure Safaris and we will be able to process both the Filming Permits, Uganda Media Cards, Accommodation, and transport for you as well as guide and help you with the equipment clearing process at the point of entry into Uganda.