Rwanda gorilla filming safaris – Gorilla filming permit in Rwanda, Accommodation, transport and fixing services
Rwanda gorilla filming safaris – Rwanda’s volcanoes national park is one of the most popular destinations for filming the endangered mountain gorillas.
The national park is located north west of the main capital Kigali which can easily accessible by paved roads.
The national park is 160 sq kms which sits below the five Virunga volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga, sabyinyo, karisimbi and bisoke.
The park is a home to about 11 habituated mountain gorilla families which are available for filming all year round.
The estimate of the individuals is over 300 mountain gorillas living in the rain forest of the famous volcanoes national park.
All you need to know about filming in Rwanda.
Travellers intending to travel to Rwanda for filming must write to Great adventure safaris declaration of equipment they intent to bring for example.
Many African countries including Rwanda consider drones as military spying equipment so travellers travelling to Rwanda must write to Great adventure safaris with the declaration of all the details of the drones and the purpose of bring it to Rwanda.
Clients intending to travel to Rwanda for filming are expected to acquire filming permits which are issued by the Rwandan government through ministry of tourism for more information about what to do and the requirements please contact Great adventure safaris.
Exclusivity during filming of mountain gorillas.
It’s important to note that Rwandan gorilla family is visited by 8 people per day, so those intending to come film the mountain gorillas will expect to join other people on the gorilla trek which inconvenience the filming activities so if possible all the 8 permits must be purchased to insure exclusivity.
It’s important to know that logistics I required during filming in Rwanda’s volcanoes as many gorilla families require driving to the starting point for more information about logistic planning and equipment contact Great adventure safaris.
Due to the amount of equipment required during filming it’s important to note while selecting a lodge to stay it must have bigger rooms, constant electricity power, and flexible staff in case of changes in activity that might require change of meal times and other services.
Film crew fixer – Co-ordinator.
Filming clients can come with their own filming crew or else they can contact great adventure safaris for the provision of a filming crew which can be available on request as interviews may be required during the filming.
Rwanda’s volcanoes national park allows tourist to film for one and this is not negotiable as it’s an international rule governing gorilla conservation activities so people intending to travel to Rwanda for filming must out multiple gorilla permits to get the best out of filming.
Carrying of Filming Equipment.
Great adventure safaris will arrange porters on ground at the park station to carry the filming equipment from the starting point to the gorillas and back.
Best time for filming in Rwanda.
Filming can be done in Rwanda all year round, however what determines the best time for filming in Rwanda is what needs to be filmed for example if you want to film gorillas with mist you may need to come in the rainy seasons of March –May and September –November and if you want much more clear lighting you may need to come in the dry season which is usually from June –August and December- February. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to inquire about Rwanda gorilla filming safaris and all the logistics.