Filming in Kidepo Game Reserve

Filming in Kidepo Game Reserve

Filming in Kidepo Game Reserve.  Kidepo Game Reserve is located on the far Southern depths of South Sudan. It forms a contiguous ecosystem with Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park. The reserve offers up close and personal encounters with wildlife with animals like elephants and defassa waterbuck all of which often visit and walk through the game lodges located on the boundaries of the reserve. The reserve covers an area of 1200 sq km across the savannah grasslands and woodlands. It also offers great landscapes for filming.

Major mammal species to include in the series for filming in Kidepo Game Reserve include elephants, wild dogs, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, lesser kudu, buffalos, and Giraffe. The present conservation status of these and many other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians is not known but once you are interested in filming contact Film Fixers Uganda and they inform you according with current status of wildlife of the reserve so that you plan for your shoot accordingly.

Requirements and fees to film in Kidepo Game Reserve South Sudan

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Kidepo Game Reserve in 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 in Kidepo Game Reserve 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 in Kidepo Game Reserve 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 in Kidepo Game 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 South Sudan to help you film in Kidepo Game Reserve.

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 in Kidepo Game Reserve.

Where to Stay during filming in Kidepo Game Reserve

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Kidepo Game Reserve 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 in Kidepo Game Reserve

Filming in Kidepo Game Reserve 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 in Kidepo Game Reserve

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 in Kidepo Game Reserve.