Filming is becoming one of the most popular activities for media personalities, tourists, and Freelance private personalities. Uganda has two seasons namely; wet and dry seasons in which filming is done. In other words, filming is done all year round however, the dry season is the best.
Filming in wet season:
Uganda experiences two rainy seasons per year, March to May and September to December in which filming activities takes place as well. Filmmakers decide to film in wet season due to the following reasons:
- Low temperatures protects filming equipment from over heating
- Low expenditure in rainy season (Low season)
- Better film shooting etc.
Filming in dry season:
Though filming is done throughout the year, dry season is the best because of the following reasons:
- No rain disturbance
- No time wasting – clear whether
- Clear roads etc.
Dry seasons are good for filming wildlife in the selected National Parks in Uganda however, temperatures tend to go high resulting into heating of some filming equipment most especially those brought in from Europe and not used to harsh climatic conditions in Africa.
In dry season, its better to film wildlife in some national park because animals gather on particular water bodies to quench their thirsty. An example is the Kidepo Valley National Park, where many animals gather in Narus Valley to take water and feed on the savannah grassland in dry season.
Best time to Film primates in Uganda
Primates in Uganda include:
- Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
- Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Budogo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Forest and Toro- Semuliki National Park.
- Golden Monkey National Park in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Baboons in Ishasha sector, Busitema etc
In Uganda, primate trekking is done throughout the year however, the dry season is the best because of clear roads, clear gorilla trekking trails, clear forest among others.