Mountain gorilla filming permits in Uganda – How to process the gorilla filming permits
Mountain gorilla filming permits in Uganda – Great Adventure Safaris is one of the leading fixer companies in Uganda and we endeavor to provide relevant and accurate information to our clients be it tourists or media, production, and film companies. Mountain Gorillas are the most expensive creatures to film in Uganda and Africa at large.
Many production companies such as BBC, National Geography, and many others have done shoots and documentaries on Mountain Gorillas and Great Adventure Safaris is open to offering other filming and production companies with information about Mountain Gorilla filming permits and other requirements and logistics needed to accomplish your shoot.
Filming mountain Gorillas in Uganda
In Uganda, the official Mountain Gorilla Filming permit is charged at 40% of the Gorilla trekking fee $700, which comes to $280 and add a 10% monitoring fee charge of the Gorilla permit fee ($700) which is $70.
How to process Mountain Gorilla Filming Permits?
Any individual, filming, or production company requires Gorilla filming permits to be allowed to film Mountain Gorillas. Mountain Gorillas are found in only three countries in Africa and those intending to film Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat have only three options of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Great Adventure Safaris recommends Gorilla filming in Uganda and Rwanda where there are relative peace and stability established by the two strong governments. In Uganda and Rwanda, there are well-established conservation efforts for Mountain Gorillas and good filming policies are also in place.
You need Gorilla filming permits issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority if you are to film Mountain Gorillas and Gorilla filming permits from Rwanda Development Board if you intend to film Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. Uganda Wildlife Authority and Rwanda Development Board are the bodies that are in-charge of Mountain Gorilla National Parks in either country.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks are in Uganda while Volcanoes National Park is in Rwanda and these three countries have families of habituated Mountain Gorillas that can be accessed for filming. Great Adventure Safaris is glad to work with you on processing Gorilla filming permits for your company to enable you to film Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda.
Any company in Uganda will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to obtain the filming permits for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Great Adventure Safaris is a local destination outfit that can help you secure Gorilla filming permits for both Uganda and Rwanda.
To be able to do this, we will send you an official letter from the Uganda Wildlife Authority which you will fill, scan and return to us. It is from this that Uganda Wildlife Authority will estimate the filming costs involved. You will also need to provide a cover letter indicating that you have authorized Great Adventure Safaris to work on your behalf in processing your Gorilla filming permits and with this, it will take about 4 working days to have your Gorilla filming permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Other logistics and requirements apart from gorilla filming permits include media accreditation, clearing your kit temporarily into Uganda and Rwanda through customs, booking accommodation, and transport. Great Adventure safaris team is glad to organize all this on your behalf.