Where to film Hyenas in Tanzania

Where to film Hyenas in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best places to film Hyenas in Africa. Hyenas can be filmed in almost all of the national parks in Tanzania but one of the best places to film Hyenas in Tanzania is the Ngorongoro Crater. Here below are the best places where to film Hyenas in Tanzania.

The Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro crater located in northern Tanzania is the world’s largest intact caldera hosting one of the world’s highest densities of herbivores and large carnivores. The crater has one of the largest groups of spotted hyenas in Africa some groups make up to 130 individuals. One of the interesting series to include while filming spotted hyenas in Ngorongoro is The Hyena project which has been studying spotted hyenas in Tanzania for 24 years.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is another great place to film spotted hyenas in Tanzania. It is also home to various mammals and birds to film animals include giraffe, Cape buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, leopard, elephant, zebra, dik-dik, hippopotamus, klipspringer, baboon, blue monkey, eland, spotted hyena, and black and white colobus.

Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park also offers great sights for filming Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania. Other Animals that are found in Saadani National Park include giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, common waterbucks, reedbucks, hartebeests, wildebeests, red duikers, greater kudus, elands, sable antelopes, yellow baboons, and velvet monkeys.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to film spotted Hyenas in Tanzania, you will also have a chance to film the spotted hyenas eat leftovers of prey hunted by lions as well see them hunt prey during the wildebeest migration if you visit during the time of the great migration which normally happens in July to October. Other notable wild animals include wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, cheetah, jackal, and aardwolf.

filming hyenas in Serengeti National Park

Requirements and fees to film Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania

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 Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania. 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 Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania

Once you have obtained a filming permit for filming in Tanzania, there may be other permissions needed depending on what and where you want to film Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania. 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 for filming Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania

On top of the above, you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot of Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania 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 Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania 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 you film Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania

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 Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania.

Where to stay during filming Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania

Lodge options to stay in during filming Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for booking and reservation details

What is the best time to film Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania?

Filming Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania 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 Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania

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 of Spotted Hyenas in Tanzania.


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