Filming Wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park – All permits and clearances
Filming wildlife in Lake Mburo – Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest National Park in Uganda. Its species diversity and tourist attractions make it one of the best places in Uganda to do the filming. Lake Mburo National Park contains much woodland as there are no Elephants to tame the vegetation. In the western part of the National Park, the savannah is interspersed with rocky ridges and forested gorges while patches of papyrus swamp and narrow bands of lush riparian woodland line many swamps. Great Adventure Safaris will assist you in processing all required permits, Kit clearing, Press Accreditation, security, scouting, transportation, and accommodation.
What to Film in Lake Mburo National Park?
Lake Mburo National Park has various wildlife for filming, ranging from wild animals, bird species, scenery, and vegetation. It is home to 350 bird species, and wild animals which include Zebras, Giraffes, Impalas, Elands, Buffalos, Defassa waterbucks, Leopards, Hippos, Hyenas, Topis, and Bushbucks. It is the only National Park in Uganda where you can film the Impalas, making it a unique National Park from others.
Filming Requirements in Lake Mburo National Park
For you to film in Lake Mburo National Park, you will need to process a filming permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will also need to process Media Cards from the Uganda Media Council. For your filming equipment, you will have to temporarily clear them in to the country with customs at the point of entry. Contact us at Great Adventure Safaris we will be able to process both the filming permits and Uganda Media Cards for you as well guide and help you with clearance processes at the point of entry into Uganda.
When is the best time to Film in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park can be visited anytime throughout the year and filming is done at any time of your choice. Uganda, being crossed by the Equator line, has a modified equatorial type of climate with two seasons of rain and dry. Because of this type of climate, most people tend to associate drier seasons with being the best time to film in Lake Mburo National Park. This is true because when it is raining, it becomes hard to drive through the National Park for wildlife viewing and filming because of the heavy rains that make the trails too slippery.
How to get to Lake Mburo National Park?
Lake Mburo National Park is found between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara close to the Kampala-Mbarara highway. It is a 228kilometres drive from Kampala taking a 3-5 hours’ drive. Lake Mburo National Park can also be reached from Kibale Forest National Park via Ibanda town and Rushere and from Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishaka town and Mbarara city. Lake Mburo National Park can be accessed through its three main gates, which include Nshara gate, Akagate gate and Sanga gate. All roads leading to the National Park from the main road are rough roads.
You can access Lake Mburo National Park by flight from Entebbe International Airport, to Mbarara Airfield from where you will transfer to the hotel booked for your stay, the hotel can as well organize for you the transfer, but we do recommend you book this with your operator in advance.
Accommodation while Filming in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park has got a wide range of accommodation from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Leopard Rest Camp, The Eagles Nest Lake Mburo, Rwonyo Rest Camp, Mantana Tented Camp, and Arcadia Lodge among others. Mid-range options include Rwakobo Rock Lodge and Lake Mburo Safari Lodge among others. Luxury options include Mihingo Safari Lodge among others.