Filming in Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park is majorly made up of Kitulo Plateau which is locally referred to as the Bustani ya Mungu by the local people which means “The Garden of God”. Kitulo National Park is also known for its 350 vascular plant species including 45 terrestrial orchids that erupt into a wildflower display of magnificent scale plus diversity during the major rainy months starting at end of November to April. Kitulo National Park is home to a large number of orchids, but as well the spectacular yellow-orange red-hot poker plus a diversity of aster daisies, aloes, lilies, protease, giant lobelias plus geraniums which over 30 species endemic to the southern part of Tanzania. Large game is hardly seen though some of the animals include mountain reedbuck, eland, chameleon, lizards, and frogs.
Requirements and fees to film in Kitulo National Park
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 in Kitulo National Park. 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 in Kitulo National Park
Once you have obtained a filming permit for filming in Tanzania, there may be other permissions needed depending on what you want to film in Kitulo National Park. 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 in Kitulo National Park
On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot in Kitulo National Park 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 in Kitulo National Park 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 in Kitulo National Park
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 in Kitulo National Park.
Accommodation in Kitulo National Park
Lodge options to stay in during filming in Kitulo National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Kitulo National Park include ROYAL TUGHIMBE HOTEL, Karibuni Center, Mbeya Guesthouse, Malasi Rest House, Matema Lake Shore Resort, Utengule Coffee Lodge, and Ifisi Community Centre among others.
How to get to Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park can only be accessed using a 4WD vehicle by road connecting from Chimala 78 kilometers east of the town of Mbeya on a surfaced main-road to Dar es Salaam.
What is the best time to film in Kitulo National Park?
Filming in Kitulo National Park 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 Uganda to film in Kitulo National Park
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 in Kitulo National Park.
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