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Filming the tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park .

Filming the tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park .

Filming the tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park .

Filming the tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park: Tarangire National Park is found in the Manyara region, and this has got the interesting story of the tree-climbing lions, which have been spotted in the park by the various tourists and other people who travel and enjoy the great national park, and this is extremely interesting. Other than the tree-climbing lions, the park also hosts the wildebeest and zebras, among other great animals. The Tarangire national park features great scenic views of the park and its vegetation, which is comprised of the African acacia woodland and the seasonal marshy grassland, is extremely interesting.

The Tarangire River, which flows through the park, is where Tarangire got its name. In particular, during the dry season, it serves as the principal water supply for animals leaving the Serengeti. It’s interesting because it’s well known for having a lot of elephants and baobab trees. Elephant herds of up to 300 animals amble along the river’s edge. Thousands of tourists flock to the area during the dry peak season, between June and November, to observe the herds of zebras, cape buffalo, giraffes, and dik-diks (Swahili meaning antelopes).

The Tarangire national park provides the best opportunities for the filmmakers to shoot the interesting tree-climbing lions as they are climbing trees within the park, and this is extremely wonderful and interesting. Another wonderful series to be filmed in Tarangire National Park is Tree Climbing Lions. Only in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park in southern Tanzania, the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and occasionally in Kruger National Park in South Africa, can one see tree-climbing lions and video them. As with the other state national parks, it is thought that lions in Tarangire National Park climb trees as a behavioral adaptation to shield themselves from the constant annoyance of insect bites while lounging on the ground beneath the trees.

According to other experts on animal behavior, these lions have mastered the art of climbing trees to escape the oppressive heat on the ground. As a result, they climb to enjoy the cool breezes in the trees. In addition, from this vantage point, they can see the movement of their prey as they graze on the ground, making it simple for them to hunt the prey. Arusha town is a few kilometers from Tarangire National Park. It is second only to Serengeti National Park in terms of having the highest concentration of wildlife. The many habitats of Tarangire make for stunning vistas. When you film in Tarangire National Park, you may get close to huge herds of elephants and other wildlife while using the park’s stunning environment as a backdrop. Wildebeests, buffaloes, impalas, gazelles, hartebeests, zebras, elands, the majestic fringe-eared oryx, and the unique long-necked gerenuk are some of the other creatures that can be filmed in Tarangire National Park.

Other things to film in Tarangire National Park

Filming the Tarangire National Park Vegetation: the major Tarangire River is the main feature where the park got its name. However, several large swamps feed off some of its tributaries that are usually dry for the majority of the year but become impassable during the rains. Tarangire National Park is usually very dry, even drier than the Serengeti, but its vegetation is much greener, with lots of elephant grass, vast areas of mixed acacia woodlands, and some of the wonderful ribbons of the aquatic forest, not to mention the giant baobab tree, which can live up to 600 years and store between 300 and 900 liters of water. All of these can be filmed if you decide to have the filming adventure in Tarangire National Park. The vast grasslands and baobab trees give this national park a rugged, ‘Out of Africa’ feel that is unique among Tanzania’s national parks.

The wildebeest in Tarangire National Park

The wildebeest in Tarangire National Park

Filming the wildebeest migration in Tarangire National Park: Every year, Tarangire enjoys the wildebeest migration, especially during the dry season between June and November. However, the movement might not be as big as it is in the Serengeti National Park. Most of this northern part is dry and the permanent river Tarangire remains the only source of water for the animals, especially the wildebeest migratory path, and thus they move to the river to have some water, which makes the filming so successful and interesting. Other large mammals, such as buffaloes, zebras, and elephants, are also attracted to the River Tarangire.

Filming birds in Tarangire National Park: Tarangire National Park is a wonderful destination for birds, and it hosts many bird species that you don’t need to miss. In the Tarangire National Park, 500 species of birds can be filmed. Thus, the park is both a great place to film birds and a great place to go bird watching. The park is home to over 500 bird species that live in the park’s diverse habitats. A brown parrot, hornbills, yellow-necked spurfowl, crested francolin, lilac-breasted rollers, mousebirds, swifts, bee-eaters, Hammerkops, plovers, Kori bustards, steppe eagles, great white pelicans, and Northern pied babblers are among the bird species to film while in Tarangire National Park.

The cost of filming in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

Visitors who are interested in filming any destination in Tanzania are informed that there is some money that you will need to pay to do commercial filming in Tanzania. The filming permit will be issued by the Tanzanian government through the Tanzania Filming Board. Here at Africa Adventure Vacations, we will completely assist you in getting the filming permit in Tanzania and make sure that everything you need will be sorted in the quickest time possible. Once you have got the permit, which costs $1000, and this fee is for the regular permit, once you have this, then you will be able to go to the park where you will be filming, pay for the entrance, and immediately start the activity of filming.

What is the best time for filming tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park?

Filming tree-climbing lions in the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania is an adventure that is done all year round. The optimum time to film in the Tarangire National Park is during the dry season, which runs from July until early October each year. During this time, wildebeests and zebras can be seen as well as a lot of predators because the grazers will always move and search for fresh vegetation and water, and the rains in Tanzania resume in late October when the herds begin their journey back to the southern parts of Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro crater grassland plains. Therefore, Tarangire National Park is used for filming all year, but the best months are December to February and then June to October, which is relatively dry compared to March to May and November.

What do you need for filming the tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania?

Requirement 1: Filming permits and their costs.

You will need a filming permit to film tree-climbing lions in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. All those who are interested in filming in Tanzania will have to book their filming permits from the Tanzania Film Censorship Board and the Department of Antiquities in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.

Once you have this filming permit, then you can proceed and film in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. It is very important to note that getting a filming permit in Tanzania might be expensive and time-consuming, and thus the visitors must ensure that they book early with us so that we can start the process of securing the filming permit for Tanzania early. Make sure that you undergo all the application forms for filming with the assistance of your local Tanzania production service film fixer. This is the step that you must take before anything. Once you have finished the application procedures, make sure that you submit the forms to your reputable local Tanzania Consulate. This will help to quicken and complete your application process. Later, after this exercise, you will be asked to send your original documents back to your Tanzania film fixer to finalize the process with the authorities in Tanzania.

Permits for filming can only be used for three months at a time. Giving oneself as much time as possible to accomplish this process is recommended. If you just have a short amount of time, you can get an expedited permit, but the expenses will be substantially higher. A standard permit costs $1,000. The film crew members who don’t have time and would like to book the last-minute filming permit in Tanzania will have to pay $3,000 each. Please contact us here at Africa Adventure Vacations as we can help to secure the filming permit to enable you to make and do filming in Tanzania.

Other Permissions and Filming Fees for Filming in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

The moment you are done with getting the filming permit, which is the core of filming in Tanzania, remember that you might need some other permissions that you will need to gain access to film in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. The other permissions that you might need may include filming inside the protected area or the national park, in case you need to do drone filming, as well as those interested in night filming safaris in Tanzania. Several laws and rules guide visitors or those who are interested in filming in Tanzania, and thus you must get the proper film fixer with high credentials to guide you so that you are not caught on the wrong side of the law. Please be reminded that you will also need to cover the accommodation costs, the visa, the film fixers’ fee, and the vehicle that you need to transport you to the filming in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

 a strong you need to Tarangire National park

a strong you need to Tarangire National park

Requirement 3: You need a strong vehicle when going to film in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

When you trust Africa Adventure Vacations as your film fixer, then you will get the opportunity to book for yourself a strong vehicle that will transport the crew members up to Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, where filming will take place. We offer the vehicle based on the preferences of our clients and their budget, but also the location where you are going to film, because it may also determine the kind of vehicle that you might need. Because of the nature of the terrain, which might make you travel long distances, we kindly urge you to book our customized

Daily, these cost about $200 to $250 per vehicle, and this price includes the fuel and the driver. You can also opt for our 4×4 safari van, which is available for $200 daily. By contacting us, we shall make sure that we calculate everything, and thus we shall inform you and give you the inclusive price. Each of our vehicles is accompanied by drivers who work as area fixers, and many of them have traveled to nearly every part of Tanzania, so they are familiar with the local conditions and can provide critical information and resolve any situation on the ground. While in Tanzania, these serve as intermediaries between you and our office. And please contact us for any film fixers in Tanzania. We are available 24 hours a day to be able to help you with all the information relating to filming in the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

Filming equipment freight and customs

If you choose Tanzania as your recording destination, you will almost certainly need to bring film equipment with you. The most efficient method of air shipping freight is to “go with” the baggage on your aircraft. The alternative option is to convey it as “unaccompanied” cargo via airship. The last method is more expensive, and the hardware may spend some time in customs at the port of entry. In Tanzania, the temporary importation of film equipment is governed by a bond framework or system. You can save the entire value of the hardware with the Tanzanian government for the duration of the shoot. You can apply for a discount on this bond’s cash market value. In any event, film studios can pay a freight agent or specialist a non-refundable 10% of the total cost of the equipment in exchange for the use of his or her bond. This is a shorter and less complicated cycle.

Getting to Tarangire National Park for filming the tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is located slightly off the popular northern Tanzania Safari Circuit, between the Masai Steppe meadows to the southeast and the Great Rift Valley lakes to the north and west. The permanent Tarangire River is located in the northern part of Tarangire and is known as the park’s lifeline, especially during the dry season when most of the region is completely dry. This flows north until it exits the park in the northwest corner and empties into Lake Burundi. During the dry season in the south, several wide swamps dry into green plains. By car, Tarangire National Park is 139 kilometers southwest of Arusha and can be reached in 2 to 3 hours. Tarangire National Park can be reached by chartered flight from Arusha and the Serengeti.

Tarangire Treetops accommodation facility

Tarangire Treetops accommodation facility

Where to stay during filming tree climbing lions in Tarangire National Park

There are also several accommodation options within Tarangire National Park where you can stay during the filing activity. Some of these lodges or camps include midrange, budget, and luxury accommodations, and thus the visitors can stay at some of these accommodations, including Tanzania Baobab Tented Camp, Kwa Kuchinia, Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge, Tarangire Treetops, Oliver’s Tented Camp, Maramboi Tented Camp, Tarangire Sopa Lodge, and Tarangire Safari Lodge, to name just a few of the options.

Why should you book your Tanzania filming safari with Africa Adventure Vacations?

Africa Adventure Vacations is a well-known tourist company based in Uganda that operates in East African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and South Africa. We have more than ten years of experience assisting filming and production companies, particularly those interested in filming Zanzibar island, nature-related wildlife and African culture. We offer services such as obtaining filming permission, clearing filming equipment, reserving lodging, and arranging transportation to filming businesses, all in the shortest amount of time possible. Other wildlife tours are available in all of the countries mentioned above, including gorilla tours in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a result, you should not hesitate to choose us as your East African film fixers.