Film Crew Fixers, our sister Company is Uganda’s leading fixer Agency providing relevant information about when, how, who and where to film in Uganda and Bwindi impenetrable National Park in particular. This National Park is located in southwestern Uganda and shared between three districts of Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is popular for gorilla trekking and also as filming locations for those interested in filming gorillas. To shoot any film or documentary in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, you need a film fixer to handle all your pre-production, production and post-production fixer services and logistics. Film Crew Fixers Ltd is a proven fixer agency that has assisted many film crews to shoot in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. We assist with filming permits, gorilla permits, Kit customs clearing, Media Accreditation, work permits and visa, transport and accommodation plus other services like Drone and equipment hire. Feel free to contact us.
What to film in Bwindi impenetrable National Park
There so many things that one can film in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. These include mountain gorillas, birds, forest mammals, the forest itself plus the Batwa people who live in the outskirts of the forest. Bwindi impenetrable National Park is indeed a popular location for mountain gorilla filming due to the fact that it has the highest number of mountain gorillas in the world interms of habituated and non habituated families. The current census considered Bwindi to be having half the number of mountain gorillas in Africa.
Over 19 habituated mountain gorillas do exist in Bwindi impenetrable National park regions of Buhoma in the north, Ruhija in the east and Rushaga plus Nkuringo in the south. East of the mentioned location has over four habituated gorilla families that can be considered when planning to film mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Process of filming in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Film Crew Fixers will help you secure all the necessary documents for filming in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For one to film in Bwindi National Park, you will need permission from Uganda Wildlife Authority. An MOU must be signed between UWA and the filming company before a filming permit is issued. In this contract, all terms and conditions are laid out properly plus all filming fees as required by UWA. This process can be lengthy but Encounter Africa safaris can help you secure UWA filming contract in a week or two as long as you employ us as your locational fixer while filming in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Just like any other filming project, filming in Bwindi impenetrable National Park requires that all film crew members are accredited and filming equipment cleared through customs. Film Crew Fixers ensures that each crew member has a media card and also our clearing Agent helps you to create a bond for your equipment while in Uganda. For more information on filming in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, please visit our dedicated website at Local Film Crew Fixers Uganda
Best time to shoot in Bwindi impenetrable National Park
Filming in Bwindi impenetrable National Park can be done anytime of the year since Uganda is a tropical country. The best seasons for filming mountain gorillas in particular are the traditional dry seasons of June, July, August and early September plus December, January and Februery. By considering these months, chances of eperiencing less rains are high.
Media Accreditation to filming in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
It is a requirement for all film crews planning to shoot documentaries in Uganda and Bwindi impenetrable National Park, in particular, to process Media cards from Uganda Media Council. This gives you permission to do production work in Uganda. Film Crew fixers assist all her clients to acquire this as long as all paperwork is provided. See here for details. The process of getting a media card takes 3-5 working days when you process it through Film Crew Fixers. Depending on the duration of your shoot, you can apply for 30 days, one year, or two years.
Visa and Work permit processing
All shooting projects that are more than a month require each film crew member to process a work permit/pass from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Without a work permit, you will not be accredited by Uganda Media Council. A valid Visa is also required before being accredited by Uganda Media Council. Work permits and Uganda visas are applied for online and Film Crew fixers will assist you in arranging all required paperwork. The beauty of this is that Film Crew Fixers assists all her clients in processing work permits and visas. Contact us for details.
Kit customs clearing in Uganda
Film Crew Fixers recommends that you bring in your filming equipment since Uganda does not have enough cameras and gear that may suit your standards. Through our clearing agent, the process of clearing your filming equipment is made easy. Uganda is not a carnet-free country and as such a small fee normally a percentage of the total value of your kit will be charged. You need to provide us with your kit list showing the value of each in terms, and serial number. This process normally takes 2-3 working days to have all paperwork processed.
Where to stay while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
As earlier noted, Bwindi impenetrable National Park has four sectors of Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. Depending on the region and gorilla permit and film contract you will be holding, Film Crew Fixers will advise you on where to stay while shooting your documentary in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Each sector has Luxury, Mid-range, and Budget lodges so depending on your budget and interest, we will action accordingly. Encounter Africa safaris being a safari company, we have a good working relationship with most lodges and are in a position to negotiate competitive rates for your overnight stay.
How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
There are two ways how one can get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for filming. You can travel by road from Entebbe International Airport to either side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or fly from Entebbe Airport to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip and then transfer by road to your overnight Lodge. Road transfers to Bwindi impenetrable National park are approximately 9-10 hours while flights may take 2 hours. Film Crew Fixers and Encounter Africa safaris have a fleet of 4×4 Vans and Land Cruisers that will be used to transport both crew and equipment to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Our vehicles are tailored for the rough roads and are driven by well-trained drivers who act as field producers during the shoot.
Why choose Film Crew Fixers
Film Crew Fixers is a reputable Fixer Agency with vast experience when it comes to assisting Filming companies with pre-production and production fixers services in East and Central Africa. With over 10 years of Experience, Film Crew fixers has a record of working with top media houses such as BBC, ITV, ITN, Nat GEO, CCTV, and many others. Please refer to our PORTFOLIO.