Filming in Rusizi Nature Reserve

Filming in Rusizi Nature Reserve

Filming in Rusizi Nature Reserve. Rusizi Nature Reserve is close to Rusizi National Park, it is located 15km north of Bujumbura city near Rusizi River just a few kilometers to the border with DR Congo. Rusizi Nature Reserve is best known for filming hippopotamuses and sitatungas in Burundi. It is also home to Gustave, a Nile crocodile rumored to have killed 300 people lives here.

What to film in Rusizi Nature Reserve

Wildlife Spotting and Birding in Rusizi Nature Reserve

Rusizi Nature Reserve ranks as the best national park for wildlife viewing and filming in Burundi, it is great for bird watching, game drives and nature walks. Wildlife species to film in Rusizi Nature Reserve include antelopes, hippopotamus, statungas, monkey species and various species of birds.

Rusizi Nature Reserve is also close to Kahuzi Biega National Park giving you an opportunity to film the lowland gorillas in DR Congo. Rusizi National Park is as well great for filming the Nile Crocodiles. It is home to Gustave an enormous man-eating crocodile that has for decades haunted the Rusizi and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika which is believed to be over 20 feet.

How to get to Rusizi Nature Reserve

Rusizi Nature Reserve is located 15km the north-west of Bujumbura, a few kilometers to the border with DR Congo. Rusizi National Park Burundi can be accessed through various routes and Roads, as it can be accessed by road and airline basing from Democratic republic of congo Bukavu, or Rwanda or via Airlines to Burundi International airport in Bujumbura the capital city. The Best way to get around is by 4×4 vehicle to explore the diversity of the Park

Where to Stay when filming in Rusizi Nature Reserve

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Rusizi Nature Reserve, Burundi 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 in Rusizi Nature Reserve

Filming in Rusizi Nature Reserve is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season between June to September and is practically the best time to have safari walks although wild fires are common.

Requirements and fees to film in Rusizi Nature Reserve

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Rusizi Nature Reserve 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 Rusizi Nature Reserve.

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

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.

Why use Eco film fixers to film in Rusizi Nature Reserve

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 Rusizi Nature Reserve.