Filming on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi

Filming on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi

Filming Lake Tanganyika in Burundi is another great place to film birds, mammals, and various reptiles. Lake Tanganyika is shared among four countries namely Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. Lake Tanganyika is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume and the second deepest lake after Lake Baikal in Siberia. Film crew fixers Uganda will arrange all the requirements upon contact for you to film on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.  There are a lot of filming locations and particulars on Lake Tanganyika as detailed below. lake tanganyika

What to film on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi

Fisheries on Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is home to 300 fish species with 95% of them endemic to this lake. Fish is the most important food source for the people living around the lake in Burundi.

Fishing villages and lifestyle

Filming in the fishing Villages can be organized as well, the vast majority of Lake Tanganyika fishing communities is comprised of nucleated settlements located directly on or adjacent to landing sites in Burundi. You will require permission from Local governments/local authorities in Burundi to be allowed to film in any of the fishing villages. Your production can involve the local’s lifestyle, traditions, way of life, safety, government service access, and any other interest of your cast while filming on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.

The Beaches on Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is surrounded by amazing beaches and beach hotels that attract a number of people to chill and relax like Sanga beach.

Lake game viewing

There is plenty of fish to be filmed during diving and snorkeling trips, there are also many aquatic critters to be seen which include otters, speckled eels, and freshwater crabs among others


Lake Tanganyika is one of the best places to film sport fishing in East Africa. The lake is home to over 280 species of Cichlids, there are also larger species for sport fishing which include Sangala Pamba weighing up to 100kgs, Nile Perch up to 50kgs, LAKE Salmon up to 25kg among others.

Water sports

Popular water sports on Lake Tanganyika include diving in the lake, visitors enjoy sailing, swimming, wakeboarding, kite surfing, boat cruise, and waterskiing.

Requirements and fees to film on Lake Tanganyika, Burundi

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film on Lake Tanganyika 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 Uganda. 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 here for more information on filming on Lake Tanganyika 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 on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi as below;

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 obtaining 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 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 Burundi embassy or us here for the latest travel information to Burundi.

Burundi Vehicle Hire Services

Film Crew Fixers Uganda will help you organize transport for film crews to film on Lake Tanganyika 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

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 are in need of a Film fixer in Burundi.

Accommodation on Lake Tanganyika Area in Burundi

Lodge options to stay in during filming on Lake Tanganyika 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 Sanga Resort Beach, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, Urban Lodge, Hotel Blue Velvet among others

What is the best time to film on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi?

Filming on Lake Tanganyika 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 Uganda to film on Lake Tanganyika 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 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 on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.


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