Filming Congo Mountain Gorillas in Virunga NP

Filming Congo mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park is one of the most exciting things to do in this central African country. There only three states where one can film or shoot a documentary about mountain gorillas in the whole world. These countries are Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Film Crew Fixers Uganda base in Entebbe Uganda to organize Line production fixers in Kinshasha, Goma and Bukavu, Virunga gorilla permits, Press accreditation, Congo filming permits, transport, and accommodation in Virunga National Park to enable you to have a successful shoot.

All about Mountain gorilla filming in Virunga National Park Congo

Virunga National Park is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has several habituated mountain gorilla families ready for filming and trekking. To film mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park, you need to book Virunga mountain gorilla permits and then process other permissions and press accreditations to be allowed to film congo mountain gorillas. Film Fixers Uganda will assist in organizing your gorilla permits in advance, filming permits as well as accommodation and transport to Virunga National Park.

Congo mountain gorilla filming permits

Acquire gorilla permits for Virunga national park in advance and then go ahead to process journalists press accreditation, which allows you to carry our filming in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Please note that there are no specific filming permits for Congo as these vary from one location to another. We endeavor to provide accurate and reliable information when it comes to filming permits since filming without permission may result in imprisonment or capture and confiscation of your filming equipment.

Security while filming Congo Mountain gorillas in Virunga

Virunga National Park, just like any part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, tends to be insecure, and in 2018, some tourists were attacked and killed. Since then, security and safety in Virunga National park has improved where regular patrols are maned, and you will be escorted by armed soldiers at all times to make sure that your security and safety is guaranteed at all times.

Visa and working permits to film in Congo

To film mountain gorillas in Congo’s Virunga National Park, you will be required to, among others, process your visa, which should be processed at the nearby consulate or Embassy. While we assist you with this, we encourage you to do it an advance to avoid inconveniences. A letter of invitation and yellow fever card is a must for you to have a visa. For more information about Congo Visa and work permits, please contact us.

Kit customs clearing and Equipment hire

Film Crew Fixers Uganda will make sure that all equipment with you enters the Democratic Republic of Congo without any issues.  As Congo film fixers, we ensure that on arrival at Kigali, our clearing Agent is ready to assist you in clearing in your equipment, and at Goma cross border, you are allowed to cross without disturbance. The democratic republic of Congo does not have proper filming equipment that can be hired. If you need to hire filming Equipment, Film Fixers Uganda will assist in sourcing equipment from Uganda or Kenya where cameras and other equipment are readily available.

Congo Fixer or Congo Local Film Fixer

Film Crew Fixers Uganda operates from Entebbe the main entry to Uganda but has a resident fixer in Congo. Our resident congo fixer will be with you throughout the whole shoot and will make sure that what ever needs to be fixed before, and during the shoot is handled properly.

Accommodation and Transport

Film fixers Uganda will take care of all your accommodation and transport needs before and during the shoot. Our vehicles are comprehensively insured and driven by well-trained driver guides who act as our congo fixers. We negotiate excellent and affordable rates with lodges that we extend to you. For more information about Congo fixer services, do not hesitate to contact us.

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