Filming in Tarangire National Park

Filming in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is located a few kilometers from Arusha town. It is known to have the largest concentration of wildlife only after Serengeti National Park. The park is home to the highest population density of elephants in Tanzania making it one of the best places to film Elephants in East Africa. Tarangire has beautiful scenery made up of its habitats which range. Filming in Tarangire National Park will give you an opportunity to film large herds of Elephants up close and other wildlife alongside its beautiful scenery as a backdrop.

What to film in Tarangire National Park

Baobab Trees

Tarangire National Park is dominated by the breathtakingly beautiful and historical baobab trees which are one of the major attractions of this park. Filming these trees will give you an opportunity to capture the beliefs and history attached to them. These Baobab trees are said to be moving creatures which used to walk around on the surface of the earth using their roots, unfortunately, their movement annoyed the creator God who punished them and stopped their movements thus planting them in one place upside down with their roots up so that they couldn’t move again.


The park is home to large herds of Elephants one herd can go consist up to 300 Elephants. Other animals include wildebeests, buffaloes, impalas, gazelle, hartebeest, zebras, elands, stately fringe-eared oryx, and peculiar long-necked gerenuk.

buffalos in tanzania


Tarangire National Park is a great place to film birds and great for birders. The park is home to over 500 bird species which leave in the variety of habitats of this park. Bird species to note include a brown parrot, hornbills, yellow-necked spurfowl, crested francolin, lilac-breasted rollers, Mousebirds, swifts, bee-eaters, Hammerkops, plovers, Kori bustards, steppe eagles, Great white pelican, and Northern pied babbler among others.

Requirements and fees to film in Tarangire 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 Tarangire 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 Tarangire 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 Tarangire 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 Tarangire 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 Tarangire 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 Tarangire 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 film in Tarangire 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 Tarangire National Park.

Accommodation in Tarangire National Park

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Tarangire 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 Tarangire National Park include Tanzania Baobab Tented Camp, Kwa Kuchinia, Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge, Tarangire Treetops, Oliver’s Tented Camp, Maramboi Tented Camp, Tarangire Sopa Lodge, and Tarangire Safari Lodge among others.

How to get to Tarangire National Park

By road: Tarangire National Park is located 139 km southwest of Arusha and can be reached by car in 2 to 3 hours. There are chartered flights from Arusha and Serengeti to the Tarangire National Park.

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

Filming in Tarangire 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 Tarangire National Park

Film crew Fixers is a local production 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 Tarangire 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