Filming in Mutare City in Zimbabwe

Filming in Mutare City in Zimbabwe

Filming in Mutare City in Zimbabwe. Mutare city is located in the eastern part of Zimbabwe close to the border with Mozambique .mutare city was founded in 1897 and it was officially announced a city in the year of 1971. This city is the capital of the manicaland province and it’s a trade and industry center. Mutare city has a number of places to visit and film and the major ones include the following.

Cecil kop nature reserve

This is a nature reserve with vegetation and wildlife .it is a home to elephants, antelopes, monkeys, giraffes and other wildlife. It is also a good place for bird watching for those interested in bird species.

Mutare museum

One of the museums in Zimbabwe. It was proclaimed a national museum in 1959. Before this it was started as a museum society by local enthusiasts in 1954. Its displays range from archeology, ethnography, transport and natural history. It is most famous for its exhibition of vintage cars and motorbikes.

Utopia house

It was constructed in 1897. It is a historic house museum. Making it one of the two only museums in mutare . It was a home that belonged to the white settlers rhys and rosalie fair bridge. Its interior was restored to look at it did in the 1910s with historic artifacts and a theater that has periodic plays and the outside is a home to the statue of kingsley oglivie fair bridge.

Requirements to film in zimbabwe.

In order to film in mutare city. You will need to acquire permission. The process of securing a filming permit in zimbabwe can be time-consuming so it needs enough time before the filming in order to complete the necessary process and secure the filming permit.  Filming permits in zimbabwe are processed by the ministry of information.

Media accreditation is also vital for filming in zimbabwe and the application is made to the zimbabwe media council. The charge for accreditation is 2000usd for shoot accreditation application and in addition to this, each member of the crew pays 200usd. Contact eco film fixers for further information on the requirements for filming in zimbabwe.

Filming equipment also needs to be cleared and this can be done through a bonded agent or securing a 5% percent of the value of equipment, however this is not advisable and the preferred procedure is that of using a bonded agent. Eco film fixers has all the necessary connections with a number of bonded agents that can clear your equipment on entry and exit. Contact us for any help with kit clearing.

Zimbabwe visa and work permit advice

A tourist visa or business visa can work for your entry into the country. Film crews prefer getting there visa before coming into the countries and this is possible through the evisa system of the zimbabwe department of immigration. Proof of yellow fever and vaccination and a covid 19 free negative certificate are necessary for entry. The prices of visas and work permits change regularly. For updated information regarding travel to zimbabwe, you can contact us or your embassy.

Zimbabwe transport services.

Eco film fixers organizes transportation for film crews to film in zimbabwe. Depending on their interest and budget and the nature of roads to the destination. We organize both road and air transport for film crews. We recommend customized 4×4 safari land cruisers for vehicles because of the nature of roads in zimbabwe. These land cruisers cost usd200-250 per vehicle per day. Fuel is estimated on the number of days that are scheduled by the filming schedule. We will need to look at it for establishing the mileage and distance to be traveled.

Film fixers in zimbabwe to help you film in Mutare city

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to most of the parts in zimbabwe and are very conversant with the local situations .they provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. They also act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location. Contact us if you need a film fixer in zimbabwe.

What is the best time to film in zimbabwe

Filming in zimbabwe can be done throughout the year however, the months between may to october are best to film because they are sunny and hot unlike the other months that are rainy.

How to get there.

You can fly into harare international airport and fly to mutare city center for about an hour or you can opt to drive there by road which takes about 3 hours

 where to stay when filming in mutare in zimbabwe.

Accommodation options when filming in mutare city vary. These range from budget, midrange and luxury. Your choice of accommodation depends on your interest and budget. Lodge options include eastern highlands retreat, african jun amber hotel mutare and many more. Contact us for help with reservation and more information on accommodation.

Why use Eco film fixers to film in Zimbabwe.

Eco film fixers is a company based in Uganda that assists production agencies and filming companies in south and east African countries as a  whole. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all the relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in a short time. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in zimbabwe.