Filming in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania

Filming in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania

Filming in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania. Bagamoyo Town is another prominent town in Tanzania offering a lot of things to film. The town is home to world class historical sites and one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage site with rich cultural heritage for filming. Bagamoyo Town is one of the most notable trading ports along the East African Coast and known as the German East Africa Capital.

What to film in Bagamoyo Town

Filming in this town will give you an opportunity to explore one of the historical trading ports on the East African Cost and the penultimate stop of slave and ivory caravans travelling on foot from Lake Tanganyika on their way to Zanzibar. Great documentary series to film include the missionary’s active in abolishing the slave trade made Bagamoyo, whose name means ‘bury my heart’ in Kiswahili, a centre for their activities.

Historical Buildings

Bagamoyo town is a quiet village with a few German colonial building still standing. The town portrays the history of slave travel along the East African Coast it was the penultimate stop of slave and ivory caravans that travelled on foot all the way from Lake Tanganyika. The slaves and ivory were shipped by dhow to Zanzibar, where they were then dispatched all over the world. These days, Bagamoyo is a centre of dhow building in the region and along the Tanzanian Coast.

How to get to Bagamoyo Town

Bagamoyo town is located 75 kms North of Dar-es-salaam it is 1 to 2 hours drive. One can catch daily buses commuting between Dar-es-Salaam Mwenge local bus station and Bagamoyo Town.

Requirements and fees to film in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania

You will need to get a filming permit from Tanzania Film Censorship Board for you to be allowed to film in Bagamoyo Town, 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 in Bagamoyo Town, 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 in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania. Permissions include; 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 in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania and have specific fees to film crews that change regularly. Contact us here for up to date filming fees for filming in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot in Bagamoyo Town, 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 in Bagamoyo Town, 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 in Bagamoyo Town, 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 in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania.

Where to stay during filming in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania 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 Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania?

Filming in Bagamoyo Town, 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 in Bagamoyo Town, 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 in Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania.