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Gorilla Filming In Uganda

Gorilla Filming In Uganda

Gorilla Filming In Uganda

Are you looking for gorilla filming in Uganda? Yes, Uganda is home to more than half of the population of world mountain gorillas living in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is the only place where you can do gorilla habituation giving you a great opportunity of being with mountain gorillas for a maximum of four hours in their natural habitat. Gorilla filming in Uganda can be done at Mgahinga gorilla park or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park; these gorilla national parks offer photographers, filmmakers, and those who wish to make documentaries about Uganda a chance with mountain gorillas.

Uganda is the best place for gorilla filming since it hosts more than half of the mountain gorilla population in the whole world both in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park located in southwestern Uganda. With such big numbers of gorillas, Uganda becomes the best place to film gorillas in their natural habitats. Currently, there are 20 habituated gorilla families in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and 1 in Mgahinga gorilla park.

Before embarking on a filming safari in Uganda, one needs to know that flash cameras are not allowed while filming gorillas because the lights can irritate the gorillas and make them feel insecure therefore you can either carry a camera without flash or turn off your flash when filming these great apes.

Gorilla filming in the country is an additional advantage because through filming mountain gorillas there is increased awareness of gorilla conservation in the world and Uganda as a country is being marketed to the outside world hence attracting more tourists to the country. Gorilla film photographers will also need to clear at Entebbe international airport for gorilla filming equipment and media cards for all professional photojournalists, or crew members.

Searching for mountain gorillas can take between 2-8 hours depending on the gorilla movements, and the speed of the film crew. After locating these mountain gorillas, you will be allowed one hour around them if you paid gorilla trekking permit for four hours if you paid gorilla habituation permits.

Gorilla filming permits in Uganda

The Uganda commercial gorilla filming permits cost $4200 per hour and at the end of the gorilla filming you can get a refund of $100 only if you give a copy of your CD to the Uganda wildlife authority and this copy can be used for marketing Uganda mountain gorillas. Gorilla filming permits can be obtained from the Uganda wildlife authority in Kampala or any trusted tour operator. You are advised to book these permits 3-4 months in advance most especially if you want to carry out the filming in the dry season.

Potters are always available at the park headquarters to help you carry luggage for a small fee.

Best time to film mountain gorillas in Uganda

Mountain gorilla filming in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda can be done at any time of the year but most journalists and film crew members prefer going to these parks for gorilla filming during the dry season when the rain is little. The dry season happens from June to September and December to February and during this time the roads leading to the park are accessible and the terrains are dry

What else can one film in Uganda?

Besides gorilla filming, one can film chimpanzees, mongoose, lions, leopards, crocodiles, reptiles, and Batwa group of people in different national parks and reserves in Uganda such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, Kibale forest, lake mburo, Semuliki, Mount Elgon national park among others.