How to obtain Rwanda filming permits? – Great Adventure Safaris helps you in processing Press Accreditation and Media Cards for filming in Rwanda. Media Cards and filming permits or permissions are issued out by the Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture. This will cost you USD30 for 15 days and USD50 for 30 days or one month. You can download Press Accreditation forms from Rwanda Media Council, fill them and attach all required documents for your Press Accreditation. Obtaining your filming permission and Press Accreditation may take 4-5 working days, and we recommend that you try to contact the relevant bodies early enough to avoid inconveniences that may come with short notice applications.
Rwanda is one of the three African countries where one can film Mountain Gorillas in their natural Habitat. Filming Rwanda Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park requires one to process a Gorilla filming permit. For filming Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, you pay USD5000 as a filming fee for three consecutive days. In addition to this, you pay USD12000 for daily exclusive access to a Gorilla family. One needs a Gorilla permit which costs USD1500 to trek Mountain Gorillas for one hour in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
It is possible to film Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park. The filming fee per crew of 3 members is USD1000 on top of the Nyungwe Chimpanzee permit. Great Adventure Safaris can help you secure your Chimpanzee filming permit for Nyungwe Forest National Park when contacted. We work very closely with Rwanda Agencies and will process your filming licenses in time.
Just like in Uganda, Great Adventure Safaris do handle and help in clearing your filming Equipment for filming in Rwanda. The actual cost of your kit customs clearing depends on the value of your Kit list. Great Film Fixers Uganda will process your kit customs clearing in 2-3 working days as long as you send us your detailed Kit list showing the name of each piece of equipment, serial number, and value of each item, preferably in the US Dollars. Once we have a comprehensive Kit list, we will forward it to our clearing Agent for evaluation, and we will inform you of the exact fee to be charged. The same clearing Agent will be waiting for you at Kigali International Airport to help you with clearing. He will also help you as you leave Rwanda.
Great Adventure Safaris employs highly skilled and professional Fixers/Drivers well vast with filming locations and local knowledge. Our Rwanda fixer is one of the best and has worked with many TV and Production Companies and we have enough experience in handling and fix all the services as per your planned shoot in Rwanda.