Gorilla Filming in Uganda

Gorilla filming is a lifetime experience which allows visitors to capture live videos of mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Travellers who do gorilla tours in Uganda can’t go missing other than videos and photographs thus making gorilla filming the best way to have unforgettable stunning gorilla trekking experience. What a traveller should do is to get prepared early enough to first find out all the information concerning about mountain gorillas filming in Uganda which can range from where mountain gorillas live in Uganda and what you should follow such as the different types of gorilla permits, related fees, filming permissions, fixers during your shoot, kit customs clearing and media accreditation and many more. Note that filming is composed of professionals, individuals, and television production companies who together to capture live video of mountain gorillas. 

Gorilla Filming in Uganda

Notice, Gorilla filming is very important and can be done mostly by the government and journalists for publications and documentary so as to notify the local communities the values of protecting gorillas from poaching basing on gorilla tourism which has impacted a lot to the economy of Uganda through sustaining it.

Where to do mountain gorilla filming in Uganda

Ideally, Uganda is one of the premiers among other African countries where you can do this kind of filming, and the reason is that Uganda harbours with half of the population of the mountain gorilla in the world with over 480 out of 1000 individual mountain gorillas. To many travellers may start wondering where to do gorilla filming from, the answer is that it can be done in three countries that is Rwanda, Congo and Uganda. Of which gorilla filming in Uganda can be done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park which are both situated in the south-western region of Uganda the only national parks that are habitant for critically endangered mountain gorillas. Besides Uganda, filming can be done in volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Democratic of Republic. Below are the reasons why you should choose Uganda as your best destination to do mountain gorilla filming.

Why you should choose to film mountain gorillas in Uganda.

As it is noted already, that unique mountain gorillas in Africa can be seen in three countries such as Uganda ,Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo. But there are many reasons as to why mountain gorilla filming in Uganda is much more enjoyable than in other countries. The most important reason are the filming costs in terms of gorilla permits and filming fees which are much cheaper in Uganda when compared to Rwanda’s charges .To note ,in Uganda there has been a reduction in the cost of filming mountain gorillas making it cheaper filming destination compared to Rwanda. A traveller what you should do is to send us an email and we give you all the information and advice you about the new and affordable gorilla filming fees and tariffs.

In general ,Uganda has the highest number of habituated mountain gorillas with over 20 habituated mountain gorilla families that live in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park . Upon your activity it’s you to choose what gorilla family you will shoot and or else  we can advise you the best gorilla family in the region which will help you to become successful with the main goal of your shoot. Here in Bwindi, we have four sectors of gorillas where you can do your gorilla filming from that is Nkuringo sector, Rushanga, Ruhija and Buhoma sector

Uganda is a blessed country that’s why is called the pearl of Africa and the reason is that is featured with very many creatures like green environment ,notable wildlife species  ‘’the mountain gorillas’’. Which has made Uganda to be known worldwide and above all Uganda is the only country in Africa where one can film these endangered mountain gorillas for several hours in one day ‘’four hours’’. For this reason, Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the locations where you can book gorilla habituation experience permits on top of the filming fee that accepts you to film mountain gorilla for four hours. Other countries allow filming for one hour making Uganda the prominent economy to have great gorilla filming location  bearing in mind that you will have enough time to spend by capturing what you intended to achieve with, contact us Achieve global safaris to find out more about the filming and on how to use gorilla habituation experience permits.

The cost of Uganda’s filming permits and costs involved

Uganda gorilla filming is located in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park are under the protection of Uganda Wildlife Authority who charge a fee for filming as well as gorilla permits. Uganda gorilla permits still cost USD600 but effectively 1st July 2020 it will cost USD700 per person per group. Through gorilla trekking procedures, gorilla filming allows you one hour of gorilla filming but to those who prefer more time shooting then you should book for gorilla habituation permits in that cost USD 1500 which will be best for you. Travellers cannot film mountain gorillas unless they have booked and confirmed your gorilla permits. On top of this, you will be required to pay a fee of USD 4200 to enjoy the experience of gorilla filming for one hour per day. In otherwise, you will need to pay a refundable fee of USD1000 which will be returned once you share a copy of your photoshoot at the end of the experience. Note that, the body that governs all the national park known as Uganda Wildlife Authority charges a 5% monitoring fee.

The gorilla filming fees and permits include park entry fees, filming gorillas from one hour, fee to the armed ranger guide and security in the forest. These they exclude transport and accommodation plus media costs. You can contact us to organise for your gorilla permits as well as filming contract on your behalf if you contact us. Note that, just as gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation permits as well gorilla filming costs are issued by Uganda wildlife Authority ‘’governing body responsible for tourism and wildlife conservation in Uganda. 

Costs of Media cards in Uganda

Travellers, in order to film mountain gorillas in Uganda, have to seek permission from Uganda Media Council. Through holding your media cards is the only possibility for you to be allowed to conduct your filming business for up to 30 days. Uganda media cards cost USD175 and media cards can be processed in 2 to 3 working days. If your traveller has all the required paperwork as a personal.

Visa processing

The film fixer Uganda Limited who are professional for over 15 years of experience will assist you in processing Visa in order to enter Uganda. The Visa you require costs USD50 which is payable in cash on arrival at Entebbe International Airport. All they need from the client is their personal documents like the copy of a valid passport as well as yellow fever card. So that on your arrival to Entebbe our clearing Agent and fixer will be waiting for at the airport to assist you with Visa.

Accommodation and transport

It is advised to all visitors who are interested in filming mountain gorilla in Uganda’s protected national park must stay to nearby lodges and park headquarters which is the meeting point with the rangers and since this activity starts very early in the morning to allow these creatures enjoy their privacy. You are recommended to book lodges closer to parks, Achieve global safaris we can arrange for you all these services at affordable available rates, we can as well arrange your transport to and from Bwindi impenetrable national park for your shoot hassle experience. Some of the lodges you can select for your booking with comfortable beds, amenities in Bwindi include; Rushanga Gorilla Camp, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Bwindi forest lodge and others.

What is the best season to do gorilla filming Tour in Uganda?

Note that, where gorilla filming is done is a montane rain forest but this can’t deny you to visit one of these national parks because Uganda has a conducive climatic condition suitable for travellers throughout the year. But the best season to do gorilla safaris is during dry seasons when the forest trail heads are drier and are out of slippery and less muddy as compared to wet seasons. The dry seasons can make your gorilla filming encounter we some and memorable in a lifetime.

Gorilla Filming in Uganda
Gorilla Filming in Uganda

Gorilla filming gears

On travellers visit to Uganda gorilla filming tours never forget to pack essentials that will make your visit a reasonable encounter on pearl of Africa and much needed things to pack include; hiking stick, enough drinking water, packed lunch, rain gadgets, hiking shoes, insect repellent, sunglasses, cap, long-sleeved attire, clear camera with enough batteries and many more that should be carried.

Traveller Uganda and enjoy the most hallmark experience on your budgeted safari visit to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park and encounter in the most exciting and memorable gorilla filming experience where you will get captured with critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitants.

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