Queen Elizabeth National Park lies on the floor of the great western arm of the rift valley. Filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second best thing after safari activities and Encounter Africa Safaris assists all those interested in acquiring filming permits, media cards, location scouting and preparation, accommodation, transport as well as kit customs clearing. In this article, we will mention what to film, when to film, where to stay and how to get there.
About filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Those interested in filming wildlife will find Queen Elizabeth National Park resourceful. Filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park will expose you to animals such as the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, variety of animals such as hippos, crocodiles, birds, elephants, antelopes, warthogs, mongoose that can be seen on game drives as well as the kazinga channel boat cruise. In Kyambura gorge, you have chimpanzees to film while other primates can also be filmed in maramagambo forest. The local communities in Katwe are worth filming as they extract salt in the lake. This region is also endowed with explosive craters such and rift valley lakes such as Edward and Gorge.
Where to stay while filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park
There several lodges where one can stay while filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Mweya safari lodges is centrally located on Mweya Peninsular and is very ideal for those intending to film in Mweya. Other lodges include ishasha Wilderness Camp, Ishasha Jungle Lodge, Bush Lodge, Kasenyi Safaro Lodge among others. Most of these lodges do have electricity and backup generators to help in charging filming equipment.
Those interested in filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park may decide to use road transport from Kampala via Fort Portal to Kasese and then to the park or through Mbarara, Bushenyi and then to Mweya. For those that can afford to fly, there both charter and scheduled flight which can be utilized. For details about filming in Queen Elizabeth National Park, do contact Encounter Africa safaris for all your fixer services while in Uganda