Practical guide to Filming in Bwindi forest National Park – Filming mountain gorillas in Uganda
Practical guide to filming in Bwindi Forest – If you a film or production company, looking at filming in Uganda’s Bwindi forest, This blog post provides you with information about filming in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It also gives you tips on how to process filming permits for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and Great Adventure Safaris has got you covered and we are here to help you in processing filming permits, getting all Media and Press Accreditation required, fixers, kit customs clearing and all pre-production and post-production information and logistics required.
What to film in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best filming locations in Africa and we at Great Adventure Safaris are glad to provide all the information need to prepare for your shoot in this great filming location. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to half the number of Mountain Gorillas in the whole world. It is also home to other primates including unhabituated Chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys among others. Below are some of the top things that you can film in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Popular things to film in Bwindi impenetrable National Park
- Mountain Gorillas in the jungle
- Bird species with over 23 species endemic in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- Different plant and shrubs
- Beautiful waterfalls
- Batwa people
Filming permits for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Filming in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park requires permission from the government of Uganda through the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Great Adventure Safaris assists in arranging all filming permits on your behalf to allow you to concentrate on other logistics. Kindly send us details on what you want to film, how long, how many crew members and we will right away advise you on how to send us the written paperwork to process the required permits and permissions required. Organizing filming permits for Bwindi filming takes 4-5 working days.
Other logistics to film in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Before you are allowed to film in Uganda, you will have to be accredited by the Uganda Media Council and Uganda Communications Commission. A Media Accreditation Card that allows you to film in Uganda for one month or six months has to be processed and issued to you by Uganda Media Council.
Filming equipment has to be temporarily cleared into the country through the customs at your point of entry. Normally a fee of 10% of the total value is required to clear a non-refundable bond. We will assist in making sure that your filming equipment is allowed into the country without hassle. We handle all pre-production services such as scouting, booking accommodation, and transport to and from Bwindi National Park. We have a team of well-groomed and trained Fixers who will make sure that your documentary shoot achieves your goals.
Best time to film in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park just like most parts in Uganda can be visited throughout the year meaning that filming can be conducted anytime any day depending on what you want to film but we recommend dry season where rains are less to enable you to record better videos and take good photos. During dry seasons, trekking and movements in the forest tend to be easy since the trails are a bit dry. Basing on that, we recommend filming during June, July, August, and September plus December, January, and February.
How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?
It is possible to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park by road. It’s approximately 8-10 hours driving from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Great Adventure Safaris operates a fleet of 4×4 Land that is set to be used. You can as well get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park by air. Both scheduled and charter flights are available to land in local airstrips near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The flights take about 2-3 hours from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrips. For more information about available and convenient transport options, feel free to Great Film Fixers Uganda.
Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got many accommodations and lodge options where you can stay; depending on your budget, Great Adventure Safaris will help you in choosing a lodge to fit your interest and budget. We make sure that whichever option is selected, security and safety must be guaranteed, Electricity should be available, and if not a generator should be provided.
Great Adventure Safaris as your Local and Production fixer
Hope you have read this practical guide to filming in bwindi Forest and now you have whatever it takes to contact Great Adventure Safaris as your premiere local Fixer Company operating in Uganda and Rwanda. We work closely with both governments and other agencies making it easier to process all filming permissions and accreditation required. We can as well help you negotiate better and affordable rates when it comes to Lodges and Hotels where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.