Filming mountain gorillas in Uganda sounds impressive and interesting to travelers that love to delight in this kindle of adventure. If you are a production or filming company planning to film Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park this year. In this article below, we are more than delighted to present you a practical guide on how to go about your filming safaris;
Filming permits for Bwindi impenetrable forest
Just like gorilla trekking permits, for anyone to go filming in Bwindi forest, you need to purchase a filming permit that allows you to delight in the adventure activity. When you book your filming tour with Mumwe Global Safaris, we can assist you process the filming permits, get a Media and press Accreditation required, acquire fixers, Kit customs clearing, logistics as well as the post and pre-production information.
What to Film in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi impenetrable forest is one of the top leading filming jungle places in Africa featuring a huge population of the Mountain gorillas as the star attraction in the park. Bwindi forest harbors almost half of the remaining Mountain gorilla population in the World. During the filming experience, you get an opportunity to encounter with other exciting primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees among others.
Some of the top attractions that you shoot on your filming adventure include;
- Mountain Gorillas
- Batwa People
- Beautiful Waterfalls
- Different plants and shrubs
- Colorful bird species where about 23 species are endemic in the park.
How to acquire a filming permit in Uganda
Filming in the Pearl of Africa requires you to seek permission from the Uganda Government and this is through consulting UWA- Uganda Wildlife Authority. This is a governmental body that is in charge of all protected wildlife parks and reserves. At Mumwe Global Safaris, on your behalf, we can assist process the filming permits, connect you to other logistics and also provide useful information on how best you can achieve your filming dream in Bwindi Forest. Such as; how many crew individuals are required, and how to send your paperwork so that we can take part in organizing.
Logistics involved in filming Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
It is paramount to note that the filming permits for Bwindi impenetrable forest allow you to take 4-5 working days. And before you go film in Uganda, there is a need to take approval from the Uganda Media Council as well as the Uganda Communications Commission. If you are interested in filming for a month or more, then you are required to process a Media Accreditation Card and this can be issued by the Uganda Media Council.
Another thing you need to put into consideration is the temporary clearing of the filming gears into the country upon arrival at the customs office. These are cleared with a 10% depending on the total value attached to them and this is a non-refundable bond. When you book with us, we labor to ensure that your gears are allowed into the country with extremely very little hassle. Feel free to always contact us for the pre-production services such as; booking accommodation, scouting, and arranging transport to and from the filming location among others.
Here at Mumwe global safaris, we pride in providing a wide range of professional and groomed Fixers who strive hard to ensure that your documentary shoot stands your targets.
Best Time to Film in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Although it is possible to visit Bwindi Impenetrable forest any time of the year just like any other park, we recommend the dry season as the best period to go filming in Uganda. The dry season is characterized with little or no rain that is expected to interact the filming process. During that time, the roads in the park are dry and easy to navigate through. Whilst during the rainy season, the roads are muddy, wet and slippery making it had to drive through.
The dry season is experienced in the months of June, August, July plus December, January, full end of February.
How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
The park can be accessed either by road or by air transport. By Road, it is about 8-10 hours from Kampala or Entebbe International Airport. At Mumwe Global Safaris we provide a wide range of 4×4 safari vehicles that can be customized for your film safari Road trip. Both chartered and scheduled flights are available for domestic operation in the safari parks of the country like Bwindi. The Flight to Bwindi Forest takes about 2-3 hours from Entebbe airport to Land in either Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip. Upon landing, meet and greet with our company representative to transfer you to your booked lodge accommodation.
Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?
There is a wide range of accommodation options where one can stay upon visiting Bwindi forest. These accommodation facilities range from budget, mid-range and Luxury lodges/ camps. As earlier mentioned every sector features impressive lodges and camps that can be ideal for an overnight stay in the park. All the accommodation lodges offer good facilities and high quality services to all tourists.
With the above practical guide about filming in Bwindi Impenetrable forest , don’t hesitate to contact our professional and experienced travel consultants for more information and inquiries. To book with us, simply send us an email at email@example.com or call us now on +256-700135510 to speak directly with our customer care personnel