Mount Elgon National Park is situated at Uganda and Kenya. At the size of 4000sqkms, Mount Elgon National Park has the largest Volcanic base in the world. With a lot of attractions, Mount Elgon National Park becomes one of the best sites for filming in Uganda. The park is home to over 300 species of birds including the endangered Lammergeyer.
Mount Elgon National Park was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2003 with Wagagai as the highest peak at 4321m above the sea level.
Things to film in Mount Elgon National Park
Film crew can take pictures of different birds include Hartlaub’s Turraco, Lemon Dove, Dusky-Turtle Dove, African Hill Babbler, Alpine chat, Black- throated wattle-eye, Thick- billed Honey guide, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Mountain Yellow warbler and Eastern Bronze- napped pigeon among others.
Cave filming- the filming crew can explore chepnyali cave, Maackingeny and Kitum to take pictures of bats, elephants, leopards, Lions among others. The caves attract wild animals which come to lick salt from the cave walls.
The Khauka and Kapkwai caves in Wanale are a favorite with visitors because of their structure and numerous bats that provide manure from their droppings. These caves were used as shelter by the local people and their domestic animals. The Nyero Rock Painting Caves outside Mbale town are also worth a visit. These caves used to shelter the first humans to roam the earth. They left their mark with amazing paintings depicting the kind of like they lived thousands of years ago.
The forest walk offers the views of animals like hyena, leopard and duiker. The park has several primates like the blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys and buffalo.
Requirements for filming in Mount Rwenzori National park
- Media card for every film crew member/ filmmaker
- Filming Location permit -signed between Uganda Wildlife Authority and the local film fixer on behalf of the filmmakers.
- Filming equipment and so on.