Filming involves capturing pictures in motion. Uganda holds filming all year round however, the dry season is the best. Uganda’s first dry season runs from December to February. The first wet season runs from March to May. The second dry season runs from June to August and the second wet season runs from September to November.
Uganda is gifted with many attractions and areas suitable for filming however in this article, am listing the majors below:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The major tourist destination in Uganda is none other than BINP which is situated in western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the most visited park in Uganda purposely for Mountain Gorilla trekking. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park protects half of the world’s mountain gorillas, others are found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Virunga National Park in DRC, and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The major item to film here is Mountain Gorillas.
Kibale forest national park is another popular destination for filming chimpanzees in Uganda. KNP harbors the majority of chimpanzees in Uganda. The park is situated in western Uganda, protecting the moist evergreen rainforest. It is 766 square kilometers in size and ranges between 1,100 meters and 1,600 meters in elevation. Filmmakers target chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo valley national park is the true wilderness of Uganda and is popular for protecting large herds of buffaloes and elephants among others. Kidepo Valley is situated in far northeastern Uganda – bordered by Kenya.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo national park is the smallest savannah park situated in western Uganda on the way to Mbarara City. Lake Mburo National Park is popular for hosting a large number of Zebras and lakes. Major tourist attraction for filming here includes Zebras, Lakes, antelopes, and so on.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls national park is the largest in Uganda with a variety of wild animals and birds. The park is dominated by savannah grasslands, animals like elephants, lions, antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes, and so on. Budongo forest is part of Murchison Falls National Park is famous for chimpanzee habituation and trekking.
Semuliki National Park
The most popular attraction here is the hot springs. It is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District, in the Western Region of Uganda. It was made a national park in October 1993 and is one of Uganda’s newest national parks. Sempaya hot spring in Semuliki national park is a must-visit for filming.
Mountain Rwenzori National Park
Rwenzori mountains have the highest mountain peak in Uganda with Margherita peak which rises to 16,795 feet (5,119 m). Rwenzori Mountain is capped with ice or glacier suitable for filming and other features include aretes, pyramidal peaks, U- shaped valleys, V-shaped valleys among others.
Mountain Elgon National Park
Situated in Eastern Uganda with Wagagai as the highest peak lying at 4321 meters high. Wagagai peak is suitable for filming alongside caves, birds, and falls among others.
Other filming items in Uganda include River Nile, Mabira Forest, Lake Victoria, Uganda Wildlife Education center, Ngamba islands among others.