Best Places to Film Buffaloes in Tanzania

Best places to film buffaloes in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best destinations in Africa to film Cape Buffaloes. Cape Buffaloes can easily be filmed in protected areas of Tanzania and National Parks like Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater area. Here below are the best places to film Buffaloes in Tanzania;

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is home to roaming elephant populations, the area’s famous wild dogs, and some of the last black rhino left in the region. At the park, you can as well film Buffaloes and other wild animals include cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus, crocodiles, and white rhinoceros.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to film buffaloes. Other notable wild animals include wildebeest, zebra, leopard, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, elephant, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, rhinoceros, buffalo, cheetah, jackal, and aardwolf.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another great place to film buffaloes in Tanzania. Among other notable animal species to film in this Conservation Area include wildebeest, leopard, hartebeest, elephant, mountain reedbuck, zebra, spotted hyena, hippopotamus, gazelle, and the endangered black rhinoceros.

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Lake Manyara National Park

At this park, you also have an opportunity to film buffaloes and other predators including lion, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African wild cat, spotted hyena, African civet, genet (Genetta) species, and several mongoose species. Cheetah and African golden cat are rarely sighted. Other notable mammals include elephant, baboon, lesser flamingo, greater flamingo Cape buffalo, leopard, hippopotamus, wildebeest, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, zebra, white pelican, yellow-billed stork, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, Nile monitor, white-breasted cormorant, palm-nut vulture, and cobra

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is another place to film buffaloes in Tanzania. Other animals include both the Greater and Lesser Kudu, Sable and Roan antelopes, wild dogs, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, leopard, Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Jackals and bat-eared foxes.

Other notable best national parks to film buffaloes in Tanzania include Selous game reserve, Arusha National park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kitulo National Park, saadani National Park, Katavi National Park, and Mikumi National Park among others

Requirements and fees to film buffaloes in Tanzania

You will need to get a filming permit from Tanzania Film Censorship Board and Tanzania National Park Authority for you to be allowed to film buffaloes in Tanzania. Securing a filming permit in Tanzania 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 your Tanzanian production service producer/fixer. The application will be submitted to your local Tanzanian consulate so that they can complete the application. Once that is done you will send the original documents back to your Tanzanian service producer/fixer for finalizing with local Tanzanian authorities.

A regular Tanzania Filming permit costs US$1,000 if you apply 3 months in advance and a last-minute Tanzania Filming permit costs US$3,000. Contact us here to help you secure the Tanzania filming permit.

Other permissions and fees for filming buffaloes in Tanzania

Once you have obtained a filming permit for filming buffaloes in Tanzania, there may be other permissions needed depending on what and where you want to film lions in Tanzania. Permissions include filming inside the national park or conservation area, drone filming, and night filming. Tanzania has many rules and regulations when it comes to filming and therefore it is important to be properly guided through this long bureaucratic process.

Various filming fees apply for filming within Tanzania national parks, wildlife areas, and conservation areas. National Parks and conservation areas have specific fees to film crews that change regularly. Contact us here for up to date filming fees for filming buffaloes in Tanzania

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

Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa. Many film crews prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. 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 Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.

Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers Uganda will help you organize transport for film crews to film buffaloes in Tanzania depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 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 Tanzania to help you film buffaloes in Tanzania

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

What is the best time to film buffaloes in Tanzania?

Filming buffaloes in Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November making the shoot easy.

Why use Film crew fixers Uganda to film buffaloes in Tanzania

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in Uganda, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in Uganda 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 buffaloes in Tanzania.

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