Best national parks to film Cheetahs in Tanzania

Best national parks to film Cheetahs in Tanzania

Best national parks to film Cheetahs in Tanzania. Tanzania is one of the best places in the world to film Cheetahs in their natural habitats. There is a total of five subspecies of cheetahs around the globe and one of these is known as the East African Cheetah or Tanzanian Cheetah and this can be found in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia but the best place to see this specie of cheetah is Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Like Leopards Cheetahs are also rare animals to sight but when it comes to Tanzania you have high chances of seeing and filming them on your safari game drive if you choose to visit these best national parks where to film Cheetahs in Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to film Cheetahs you will also have a chance to film them hunt prey during the wildebeest migration if you visit during the time of the great migration which normally happens in July to October. Other notable wild animals include wildebeest, zebra, leopard, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, Lions, elephant, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, rhinoceros, buffalo, jackal and aardwolf.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another great place to film Cheetahs in Tanzania. Among other notable animal species to film in this Conservation Area include wildebeest, leopard, hartebeest, elephant, mountain reedbuck, zebra, spotted hyena, hippopotamus, buffalo, gazelle and the endangered black rhinoceros.

Lake Manyara National Park

At this park you also have an opportunity to film Cheetahs and other predators including lion, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African wild cat, spotted hyena, African civet, genet (Genetta) species and several mongoose species. Other notable mammals include elephant, baboon, lesser flamingo, greater flamingo Cape buffalo, leopard, hippopotamus, wildebeest, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, zebra, white pelican, yellow-billed stork, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, Nile monitor, white-breasted cormorant, palm-nut vulture and cobra

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is another place to film Cheetahs in Tanzania. Other animals include both the Greater and Lesser Kudu, Sable and Roan antelopes, wild dogs, lions, giraffes, leopard, Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Jackals and bat eared foxes.

Other notable best national parks to film Lions in Tanzania include selous game reserve and Mikumi National Park among others

Requirements and fees to film Cheetahs in Tanzania

You will need to get a filming permit from Tanzania Film Censorship Board and Tanzania National Park Authority for you to be allowed to film Cheetahs in Tanzania. Securing a filming permit in Tanzania 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 your Tanzanian production service producer/fixer. The application will be submitted to your local Tanzanian consulate so that they can complete the application. Once that is done you will send the original documents back to your Tanzanian service producer/fixer for finalizing with local Tanzanian authorities.

A regular Tanzania Filming permit costs US$1,000 if you apply 3 months in advance and a last minute Tanzania Filming permit costs US$3,000. Contact us here to help you secure the Tanzania filming permit.

Other permissions and fees for filming Cheetahs in Tanzania

Once you have obtained a filming permit for filming in Tanzania, there may be other permissions needed depending on what and where you want to film lions in Tanzania. Permissions include filming inside the national park or conservation area, drone filming and night filming. Tanzania has many rules and regulations when it comes to filming and therefore it is important to be properly guided through this long bureaucratic process.

Various filming fees apply for filming within Tanzania national parks, wildlife areas and conservation areas. National Parks and conservation areas have specific fees to film crews that change regularly. Contact us here for up to date filming fees for filming Cheetahs in Tanzania

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

Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many film crews prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 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 Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.

Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services

Eco film fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film Cheetahs in Tanzania depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film in the park. 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 Tanzania to help you film Cheetahs in Tanzania

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

What is the best time to film Cheetahs in Tanzania?

Filming Cheetahs in Tanzania 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 Cheetahs in Tanzania

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 of Cheetahs in Tanzania.