Filming in Ruvubu National Park

Filming in Ruvubu National Park

Ruvubu National Park is the largest National Park in Burundi covering 508 sq km. It is in the Eastern part of Burundi within the provinces of Karuzi, Cankuzo, Ruyigi, and Muyinga. Rubuvu National Park is another great place to film wildlife in Burundi.

Rubvubu National Park is home to a number of wildlife species and the most notable ones to shoot include hippos, Cape Buffaloes, Nile crocodile, waterbucks, duiker species, Leopards, Lions, and primates which include olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and Senegal bushbaby. Rubuvu National Park’s name was inspired by the Rubuvu River which runs through the Park great for filming water animals and offering a beautiful landscape.waterbuck in Saadani National Park - waterbuck in Ruvubu National Park

Requirements and fees to film in Ruvubu National Park, Burundi

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Ruvubu National Park in Burundi. Securing a filming permit in Burundi 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. The application will be submitted to our local Burundi consulate so that they can complete the application for you to get the filming permit for filming in Burundi.

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 in Ruvubu 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 Ruvubu National Park.

Burundi Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry into 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 at the time of travel. 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 here for the latest travel information to Burundi.

Burundi Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Ruvubu National Park 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 in Ruvubu National Park

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 can 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 in Ruvubu National Park

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Ruvubu 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 include Golden Monkey Hotel and Hotel club du lac Tanganyika among others.

How to get to Ruvubu National Park

Ruvubu National Park is easily accessible by road and it lies about 216km away from Bujumbura, the drive to the park is about 2 to 3 hours.

What is the best time to film in Ruvubu National Park?

Filming in Ruvubu 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 to film in Ruvubu 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. 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 Ruvubu National Park.


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