What to film on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve

What to film on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve (Lac aux Oiseaux)

Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve is located in the northern part of Burundi close to a town of Kirundo near the Rwanda border. It was formerly known as Lac aux Oiseaux meaning Bird Lake. Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve is best for filming birds in Burundi. Some of the notable bird species to shoot include Falco Naumanni, Ardeola Idea, Gallinago Media, Zambezian Biome, Circus macrourus, Guinea-Congo Forests Biome, and Afrotropical Highlands Biome. The Lake is also great for filming fish villages and agricultural farmlands. This lake can be accessed from Kigali and Burundi. filming birds in burundi1

Requirements and fees to film on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve 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.

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 Rwihinda Natural Reserve.

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 Rwihinda Natural Reserve 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 will help you organize transport for film crews to film on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve 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 USD200-350 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 traveled.

Film Fixers in Burundi to help you film on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve

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 are in need of a Film fixer in Burundi.

Where to stay during filming on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve

Lodge options to stay in during filming on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve 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. Contact us here for reservation and booking details.

What is the best time to film on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve?

Filming on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve 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 on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve

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 on Lake Rwihinda Natural Reserve.

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