Filming in Kibira National Park

Filming in Kibira National Park, Burundi

Filming in Kibira National Park, Burundi. Kibira National Park also known as Parc national de kibira in French is located in the northwestern part of Burundi. The park lies along the mountains of the Congo-Nile Divide extending from the provincial town of Muramvya to the border of Rwanda near the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Kibira National Park is home to a variety of habitats ranging from areas of montane bog and bamboo stands to open grasslands creating a safe habitat to various wildlife species and plant species worth filming. There are 98 species of mammals, 200 species of birds have been recorded and a total of 644 plant species in Kibira National Park.

What to film in Kibira National Park

Birds

Kibira National Park is home to about 200 species of birds making it one of the best places to film birds in East Africa. Some of the notable species include the great blue turaco, white-spotted flufftail (Sarothrura pulchra), grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), mountain buzzard (Buteo oreophilus), white-spotted flufftail (Sarothrura pulchra), grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), bar-tailed trogon (Apaloderma vittatum) and the black-and-white-casqued hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus).

Primate Species

Kibira National Park is home to a number of primate species including chimpanzees and black and white colobus monkeys. The park is managed by the Institut National pour l’Environnement et la Conservation de la Nature (INECN).

Requirements and fees to film in Kibira National Park

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Kibira National Park 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 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 in Kibira National Park.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot in Kibira National Park 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 in Kibira National Park 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

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.

Accommodation in Kibira National Park

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Kibira National Park 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

What is the best time to film in Kibira National Park?

Filming in Kibira National Park 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 Kibira National Park

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 Kibira National Park.