Filming has for long time a fun in Uganda. “The pearl of African” Uganda is among the top African countries to receive a large number of tourists per year due to stability, promotion and improved infrastructures among other reasons. Among the tourists visiting Uganda, a camera is among the key equipment to capture memorable moments. For that case, photography is one of the major activities in Uganda. Below are the top filming attractions in Uganda:
Mountain Gorillas – The Unique specie of Gorillas in the world is none other than Mountain Gorillas. It’s a pleasure that Uganda hosts almost half of the existing world’s mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park remains the permanent homes of the gentle giants. Filming Mountain Gorillas requires advance preparation and filming agreement between the filming crew and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), seek media accreditation, filming equipment clearing among others. Mountain Gorillas earns Uganda US$700 per trekking permit. Filming gorillas in Uganda is charged at 40% of the activity and a gorilla permit is at $700 and so the Gorilla filming permit comes to $280 per person on addition to the cost of the gorilla permit.
Chimpanzee – Uganda is a home to a variety of chimpanzees which are scattered in five different locations namely; Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest, Toro- Semuliki game reserve, Kalinzu Forest and Kyambura Gorge. Kibale National Park offers the best chimpanzee trekking in Uganda if not East Africa at large. For that case, the filming crew should target KNP to enjoy the most amazing experience. Chimpanzee filming is the second thought after Gorilla filming in Uganda. Here at Crystal Film Fixers, we are ever ready to make your dream come true.
Golden Monkey – Golden monkey filming is another amazing primate experience in Uganda. The beautiful golden monkeys make your photography amazing. Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to encounter the beautiful golden monkeys, capture photos/ films. Golden trekking is less strenuous compared to Gorilla trekking and in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the rangers can easily detect their daily location. The Golden monkeys dominates the Bamboo areas of MGNP found on the slopes of Virunga volcans.
Tree climbing lion – It’s one of the rare lion’s species in Uganda and the world at large. To meet the climbing in their natural habitat, it’s advisable to hire a ranger guide to assist you detect where the tree climbing lions are based on their previous location.
Mountains – Uganda is gifted with both Volcanoes and block mountains which are amazing for filming. The most targeted ones include Mountain Elgon, Mountain Rwenzori, Mountain Gahinga, Mountain Muhabura/ Muhavura, Mount Gessi, Mountain Morungole and so on. You need to apply for media accreditation, filming permits, filming equipment and all other necessary logistic to be able to capture filming in Uganda. The mountains are composed with a number of amazing attractions like montane vegetation, water bodies, valleys, peaks, birds, aretes and wild animals among others. While on mountain Filming, expect to capture a variety of attractions however, you need to be physically fit to explore Ugandan mountains.