Best places to film the Wildlife of South Sudan

Best places to film the Wildlife of South Sudan

Best places to film the wildlife of South Sudan. South Sudan is truly a beautiful country. However due to civil wars and instabilities the country’s image has been affected for the two decades. But for the past 5 years the country is getting back to normality and filming activities are being carried. South Sudan tells a story of contrasting landscape, treasured wildlife, all year round sunshine and hospitable people with diversity in cultures. The country is blessed with diversity in wildlife including second world’s largest wildlife migration after the annual great migration of wildebeests between Kenya and Tanzania.

The best places to film Wildlife in South Sudan include Nimule National Park, Southern National Park, Lantoto National Park, Shambe National Park, Ashana National Park and Random National Park. Game reserves where to film wildlife in South Sudan include Chelkou Game Reserve, Kidepo Game Reserve and Bire Kpatous Game Reserve.

Requirements and fees to film the Wildlife of South Sudan

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film the Wildlife of South Sudan. Securing a filming permit in South Sudan 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 South Sudan consulate so that they can complete the application. South Sudan authorities are known to be mercurial with their permitting. Be sure to have all permits in writing. Contact us here and we will help you secure a filming permit for filming in South Sudan

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 South Sudan. Penalties may include arrest, fines and confiscation of your equipment. Filming with drones is also illegal in South Sudan however some options may be available depending on the specifics of your shoot. Please contact us here for more information on filming the Wildlife of South Sudan.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot as below;

South Sudan Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase the tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in South Sudan. All film crew members travelling to South Sudan must obtain an Electronic visa unless they are of a South Sudanese origin, come from one of the visa exempt countries or they come from one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. The cost of South Sudan visa and the application process depends on your nationality and the country where you are applying. You will therefore need to contact your local embassy for South Sudan to establish the exact fee you will have to pay. 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 South Sudan embassy or us here for the latest travel information to South Sudan.

South Sudan Vehicle Hire Services

Eco film fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film the Wildlife of South Sudan 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 South Sudan to help you film the Wildlife of South Sudan

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of South Sudan 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 South Sudan. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in South Sudan to help you film the Wildlife of South Sudan.

Where to Stay during filming the Wildlife of South Sudan

Lodge options to stay in during filming the Wildlife of South Sudan 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 the Wildlife of South Sudan

Filming the Wildlife of South Sudan is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season between June to September and is practically the best time for sighting animals in the park for filming.

Why use Eco film fixers to film the Wildlife of South Sudan

Eco film fixers is a local fixer company based in Uganda, we assist filming companies and Production agencies in South Sudan 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 of the Wildlife of South Sudan.