Uganda protects half of the existing mountain Gorillas in the whole world. Boasting of two gorilla national parks; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park; of these two national parks, Bwindi is the only national park in Uganda where you can do gorilla habituation experience for tourists. The thrilling four hours with mountain Gorillas is worth the current US$1500 per gorilla habituation permit.
Gorilla Filming in Uganda can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. However, Bwindi Impenetrable protects over 18 habituated gorilla families and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has one habituated gorilla family – as far as gorilla filming is concerned, Uganda is the best place given its diversity of options.
Crystal Fixers Uganda offers photographers, film makers for those wishing to do documentaries about Uganda and Mountain Gorillas. Due to the fact that flashing cameras makes gorillas charge or upset, Uganda Wildlife Authority does not allow flashing photographing in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Gorilla Filming is an added advantage because it gives photographers more time with Gorillas, awareness about Mountain Gorillas, conservation of Gorilla habitats and protection of Mountain Gorillas, capturing of other features in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Forest.
Media houses use the filmed gorilla clip to feature in their films, advertisement among others. In the process, gorilla filming helps in the marketing of Uganda mountain Gorillas to the entire world.
Note: You are required to make clearances of the gorilla filming equipment at Entebbe International Airport, film fixers Uganda is here by assisting you doing all the logistics need. More so, you are required to get media cards from Uganda Media Council plus location card from the authority managing areas chosen for filming. Should you need clearances for your filming equipment, crystal Film Fixers Uganda is ready to work.
Gorilla Filming permit
Normal gorilla trekking plus filming – According to Uganda Wildlife Authority, gorilla filming crew must pay US$700 plus 40% of cost of the gorilla permit ($280) equaling to US$980.
Gorilla Habituation plus Filming – You pay US$1500 plus 40% of the cost of gorilla habituation (US$600) totaling US$2100. For that case, if your filming group is large, you will pay more money for each gorilla filming crew member.