Best places to film Birds in South Sudan

Best places to film Birds in South Sudan

South Sudan is best known as one of the top places in Africa’s cultural encounters and wildlife viewing. But what many photographers and filmmakers do not know is that it is also one of the world’s best bird-watching spots and destinations. The country has over 884 bird species including 7 migratory bird species. National Parks are some of the best places for bird photography and filming in Kenya where you will also have an opportunity to see wildlife.

The best places to film birds in South Sudan include Sudd Swamp the largest swamp in the world, Nimule National Park, Boma National Park, Banks of the White Nile, and Radom National Park among others. Some of the notable species to shoot include Ostriches, Grebes, Cormorants, Darters, Pelicans, Herons, egrets, and bitterns, Hammerkop, ShoebillI, bises and spoonbills, Storks, Flamingos, Ducks, geese and swans, Osprey, Hawks, eagles, and kites among others.filming birds at white Nile

Requirements and fees to film Birds in South Sudan

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film Birds in South Sudan. Securing a filming permit in South Sudan can be an expensive and time-consuming process so make sure to allow plenty of time for us to help you secure the permit for you. The first step is to complete all necessary applications with the help of Film Crew Fixers Uganda. The application will be submitted to our local South Sudan consulate so that they can complete the application. South Sudan authorities are known to be mercurial with their permitting. Be sure to have all permits in writing. Contact us here and we will help you secure a filming permit for filming in South Sudan

Unauthorized filming, photography, or any other recording of government buildings, military installations, and key infrastructures such as airports and border controls is illegal while filming in South Sudan. Penalties may include arrest, fines, and confiscation of your equipment. Filming with drones is also illegal in South Sudan however some options may be available depending on the specifics of your shoot. Please contact us here for more information on filming Birds in South Sudan.

On top of the above, you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot as below;

South Sudan Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in South Sudan. All film crew members traveling to South Sudan must obtain an Electronic visa unless they are of a South Sudanese origin, come from one of the visa-exempt countries or come from one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. The cost of South Sudan visa and the application process depends on your nationality and the country where you are applying. You will therefore need to contact your local embassy for South Sudan to establish the exact fee you will have to pay. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit, and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you to contact your local South Sudan embassy or us here for the latest travel information to South Sudan.

South Sudan Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers Uganda will help you organize transport for film crews to film Birds in South Sudan depending on their interest, budget, and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-350 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver/Fixer. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be traveled.

Film Fixers in South Sudan to help you film Birds in South Sudan

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of South Sudan and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in South Sudan. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in South Sudan to help you film Birds in South Sudan.

Where to Stay during filming Birds in South Sudan

Lodge options to stay in during filming Birds in South Sudan range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for booking and reservation details

What is the best time to film Birds in South Sudan

Filming Birds in South Sudan is done throughout the year and the best time is during the wet season between May and October and is practically the best time for sighting birds in the park for filming.

Why use Film crew fixers Uganda to film Birds in South Sudan

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in Uganda, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in South Sudan and East Africa as a whole for the last 8 years. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming of Birds in South Sudan.


Film Crew Fixers offers Pre-Production. Production and Post production fixer services in East Africa. Such services include, filming permissions, Press Accreditation, Kit Customs Clearing, Location Scouting, transport and accommodation, visa and work permit advice, security and so much more