Filming Monuments in Burundi

Filming Monuments in Burundi

Burundi has various monuments worth filming. Both natural and artificial monuments to film are found in the former capital Bujumbura. Here below are the major monuments to film in Burundi.

The Chutes de la Kagera (Kagera Falls or Chutes de la Karera)

These are spectacular series of waterfalls in southeastern Burundi. They are located to the south of Rutana. The falls occupy over 142 hectares, comprising six branches divided into three landings.

This fall comprises several waterfalls of different sizes intersected with two platforms. Another smaller waterfall is located roughly 50m to the west of this main fall. The waters of these two falls converge on a second landing to form the third waterfall which pours in the valley.

There is no UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site in Burundi but there are 10 sites that are on UNESCO’s tentative list. These 10 sites include Gishora, Mugamba, Muramvya, Gasumo (the southernmost source of the Nile), Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve, Lake Tanganyika, Rusizi National Park, Kibira National Park, Ruvubu National Park, and the Kagera waterfalls.

The Livingstone Stanley Monument

This is found in Mugere a location where explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley visited and spent two nights on 25th to 27th November 1871 in Burundi. It is located 12km south of the former capital Bujumbura overlooking Lake Tanganyika.bujumbura monuments

Requirements and fees to film Monuments in Burundi

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film Monuments in Burundi. Securing a filming permit in Burundi can be an expensive and time-consuming process so 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. The application will be submitted to our local Burundi consulate so that they can complete the application.

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 Burundi. Penalties may include arrest, fines, and confiscation of your equipment. Please contact us for more information on filming Monuments in Burundi.

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

Burundi Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase the tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in Burundi. Many film crews prefer getting their visas before they come to Burundi but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Burundi upon paying for Tourist Visa you will 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 Burundi embassy or us for the latest travel information to Burundi.

Burundi Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film Monuments in Burundi 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 USD200-250 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 Burundi to help you film Monuments in Burundi

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Burundi 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 Burundi. Contact us here if you need a Film fixer in Burundi.

Where to stay during filming Monuments in Burundi

Lodge options to stay in during filming Monuments in Burundi range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Tropitel Gitega Hotel, Accolade Hotel, Helena Hotel, and Bethel Hotel among others.

What is the best time to film Monuments in Burundi?

Filming Monuments in Burundi 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.

Why use Film crew fixers to film Monuments in Burundi

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. 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 Monuments in Burundi.


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