Quick Chimpanzee Filming In Uganda

There are five chimpanzee filming destinations in Uganda however, quick chimp filming can be done in Budongo Forest located in Murchison Falls National Park. MFNP is situated in northern Uganda approximately 4-6hrs drive from Kampala city.  By Road,from Kampala, it takes approximately 4-6 hours (305 km) to drive to Murchison Falls National Park headquarters at Paraa (85km from Masindi).

Budongo Forest is found in Murchison conservation Area – the forest is dominated by Mahogany Forest and is located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert. It is known for its former abundance of East African mahogany trees as well as being home to a population of chimpanzees. The forest offers many tourist activities like birding, nature walk, Guided Forest walk and above all chimpanzee trekking, chimpanzee filming plus chimpanzee habituation.

Chimpanzee filming can be done in Budongo forest because, its one of the most accessible chimpanzee destinations  in Uganda however, filmmakers must seek permission from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) which issues filming pass after signing filming contracts between the two parties.

Uganda Wildlife Education centre (UWEC)

UWEC was formally ” Entebbe Zoo” – it was opened in 1952 by the colonial government as a wildlife centre in Entebbe Town.¬† Uganda Wildlife Education centre is conveniently found near Entebbe Airport where tourists can reach – see animals and depart.

Close up chimpanzee viewing will enable you film chimpanzees at UWEC. The chimps in captives were rescued from different parts of Uganda where some people had turned them domestic while others were found abandoned after the death of their mothers in different conflicts.

1 days Chimpanzee Filming at UWEC cost US$2000

Chimpanzee Filming at Ngamba Island

Ngamba Island was founded in 1998 and famous for hosting over 50 orphaned chimpanzees. Seated on approximately 100 acres of land and of which, 95 is forested.

Chimpanzee Filming at Mgamba island requires media accreditation from Uganda Media council and then location card from Authorities managing Ngamba Island.

Crystal Fixers Uganda is the best filming crew in Uganda. Contact them for any inquiry about Filming in Uganda.