What to film in Dodoma Tanzania’s Capital

What to film in Dodoma Tanzania’s Capital

Dodoma is the capital city of Tanzania, it is located in the heartland of Tanzania and it is the nation’s official political Capital of Tanzania. It is situated on the edge of the southern highlands surrounded by rich agricultural area and amazing sceneries. Dodoma has many places and items of interest worth filming ranging from historical sites, people and the growing wine industry in Tanzania. Historically Dodoma was a major stopover on the overland caravan route that travelled from the Swahili Coast towards Lake Tanganyika. Dodoma is as well one of the best leisure places in East Africa.

What to film in Dodoma Tanzania’s Capital

There is much to film Restaurants, shops, office buildings, and government buildings are all a common features of Tanzania’s Capital Dodoma. Numerous sites and historical landmarks include Museum of GeoSciences, Bunge Tanzania Parliament buildings, Gaddhaffi Mosque, Jamatkhana Mosque, Anglican Church, Catholic Cathedral, Lutheran Cathedral, Nyerere square, Kondora Irangi Rock paintings and an interesting walking tour around the city centre.

rocks in dodoma Tanzania

Lion Rock

Lion Rock is also called Simba Hill in Swahili. It is includes a vertical trek up a hill and once you reach the hill area this gives you unmatched aerial view of Dodoma from the northeast side of the region. The lion rock is one of the few landmarks in Dodoma to film.

Requirements and fees to film in Dodoma

You will need to get a filming permit from Tanzania Film Censorship Board and local Authority in Dodoma for you to be allowed film in Dodoma. 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.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot film in Dodoma 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 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 Dodoma 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 USD200-350 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 travelled.

Film Fixers to film in Dodoma

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 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 to film in Dodoma.

Accommodation in Dodoma

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Dodoma range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose where to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodges in Dodoma include St Gaspar Hotel and Conference Centre, Dodoma Siesta Inn, Mesuma Lodge, Safari Lodge, American Green Lodge, Mango Lodge, Sunderland Lodge, Janey Lodge and Las Vegas Lodge among others.

How to get to Dodoma

By road: You can get to Dodoma by bus from Arusha. The bus Journey is over 430km which can take approximately 6 to 7 hours drive.

By Air: There are daily scheduled flights from Arusha to Dodoma.

What is the best time to film in Dodoma?

Filming in Dodoma 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 Dodoma

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 Dodoma.


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

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