Filming in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi

Filming in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi

Filming in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi. Gitega former known as Kitega is the new capital of Burundi. Gitega is located in the centre of the country in Burundian central plateau about 62km from Bujumbura the former capital. In late December 2018, the late Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would follow on a 2007 promise to return Gitega its former political capital status with Bujumbura remaining as economic capital and centre of commerce. Gitega is now the Capital city of Burundi, there is much to film in the new capital of Burundi ranging from Burundian culture, Education and various monuments.

What to film in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi

Burundian Culture

Gitega is home to Burindi’s National Museum which displays the local traditions and lifestyles of Burundi people. Several karyenda royal drum sanctuaries are also located in this area as well the ibwami the royal court among other artifacts.


In Gitega you also have an opportunity to film the New university which was founded in 2014, the Polytechnic University of Gitega. It gives you an opportunity to learn more about the Education in Burundi.

Places of worship

Gitega is also home of various Christian churches and temples, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gitega (Catholic Church), Union of Baptist Churches in Burundi (Baptist World Alliance), Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi (Anglican Communion) and Assemblies of God. There are also Muslim mosques.

Requirements and fees to film Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film Gitega the New Capital City of 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 Eco film 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 infrastructure 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 Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi 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 contact your local Burundi embassy or us here for the latest travel information to Burundi.

Burundi Vehicle Hire Services

Eco film fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi 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 USD200-250 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 travelled.

Film Fixers in Burundi to help you film in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi

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 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 Burundi. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Burundi.

Where to stay during filming in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi

Lodge options to stay in during filming Gitega the New Capital City of 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 Tropitel Gitega Hotel, Accolde Hotel, Helena Hotel and Bethel Hotel among others

What is the best time to film in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi?

Filming in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi 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 Eco film fixers to film in Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi

Eco film 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 Gitega the New Capital City of Burundi.