Best places to film crocodiles in Tanzania

Best places to film crocodiles in Tanzania

It is estimated that Africa is home to over 600,000 African crocodiles and 50% of these can be sighted in Tanzania this thus makes Tanzania one of the best places in Africa to film crocodiles. Crocodiles in Tanzania can be seen on various shores of rivers which some are within the national parks. The biggest number of crocodile can be seen at Rufiji River in selous game reserve it is estimated that the reserve has over 100,000 African crocodiles. Here below are best places to film crocodiles in Tanzania.

Crocodiles at the Rufigi River Delta in Selous Game Reserve

The Rufigi River Delta is found in Selous Game Reserve. It is one of the great attractions in the reserve. It is the largest water catchment locations in the region home to plethora of varied water and bird life. On the banks of the Rufigi River it s one of the best place to film crocodiles in Tanzania, hippos can as well be filmed in the mud with their mouths wide open.

Crocodile Hunt in the Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to film crocodiles in Tanzania you will also have a chance to film them hunt prey during the wildebeest migration, crocodiles can be filmed as they hunt down the wildebeests as they cross the Serengeti river this adventure happens happens in July to October every year. Other notable wild animals include wildebeest, zebra, leopard, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, elephant, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, rhinoceros, buffalo, cheetah, jackal and aardwolf.

Other notable best national parks to film crocodiles in Tanzania include Kitulo National Park, saadani National Park and Katavi National Park among others

Requirements and fees to film crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles in Tanzania.

What is the best time to film crocodiles in Tanzania?

Filming crocodiles 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 crocodiles 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 crocodiles in Tanzania.