Mountain Gorilla Filming in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo
Filming mountain gorillas is possible as long as you have the required paperwork. You can film mountain gorillas in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. We process gorilla filming permissions for three National gorilla Parks including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park (Uganda), Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We can assist you in processing filming permits and contract from Uganda Wildlife Authority, a body in charge of all National Park in Uganda, and OTRPN or Rwanda Development Board for Rwanda gorilla filming plus Virunga National Park in Congo.
There logistical requirements involved if you want to film mountain gorillas in Uganda. A charge equivalent to 40% of the activity fee plus 10% as a monitoring fee applies to Uganda. In other words, those intending to film mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park will have to pay for gorilla permits ( $700 per person to film for one hour) and then 40% of the permit fee. This applies to per person for one hour. On top of this, you will be required to pay a group fee of 10% as monitoring fees. There is also an option of filming mountain gorillas for four hours using gorilla habituation permits which cost $1500 per person. Contact Film Fixers Uganda for details on this. Filming mountain gorillas in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo need slightly different paperwork. Feel free to contact us if you want to shoot mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park or Virunga National Park
This money is paid to Uganda Wildlife Authority, who will, in turn, process a memorandum of understanding between UWA and the filming company to authorize mountain gorilla filming. Once all the costs have been compiled, they will add 5% to cater to environmental impacts on the forest.
We have been processing gorilla filming permits, and contracts for Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on behalf of our clients and all we require from you is to tell us how many days, the exact dates of filming and the number of people on the crew and we will go ahead and process a contract to allow you film gorillas. This contract can take from five to two weeks, so there is a need to plan to give this process ample time.
Mountain gorillas are located in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, gorillas are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park while in Rwanda, they are found in Volcanoes National Park. Mountain gorillas are also located in Virunga National Park of Congo
We handle all logistical and locational support ranging from scouting, processing filming permits, press accreditation, transport, and accommodation.