Mountain Gorilla filming Tours in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Travelers interested in Filming and Capturing Mountain Gorillas in different aspects as they interact within their natural forest vegetation habitat, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is the best safari destination to do this due to the various Gorilla Groups and their unique characteristics.
The Gorilla filming pass costs US $5000 valid for three consecutive days and this can be received directly through the Rwanda Development Board.
You will also be required to pay another US $2000 for security and will be refunded at the end of the trip once copies of the film are given to the Rwanda Development Board. This is done to give evidence that the filming was done for Tourism or promotion of these critically endangered Mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.
The filming fee includes the Application fees for the filming permits, clearance of your filming equipment, transport and film ideal Safari Lodges within and around the Kinigi Park Headquarters in Musanze district though the cost excludes the price of gorilla permits.
Whether you are 8 individuals or less, you will also be required to purchase 8 Gorilla permits that will allow you to visit an entire gorilla family, hence 1500X8 is $12,000 for an entire filming and photography crew per day with a maximum of 8 persons per gorilla group).
Gorilla filming Guidelines in Rwanda
All the individuals or filming companies have to first book for gorilla filming permits at least 6 months in advance to avoid being disappointed.
The filming equipment to be used must have been cleared at the Kigali International Airport Customs for you to be allowed to use them. This will help in establishing the process of filming while incorporating the cost of permits, transportation of the filming equipment and the amount of time spent while filming in the Jungles.
Therefore, the recommended requirements for Mountain gorilla filming include following filming guidelines, filming fee/permits, import duty, clearing of immigration Visa, having the filming facilities and equipment and transport.
You can also hire Porters from the Park Headquarters to carry your hefty filming gadgets, as a way of conserving the habitat of the critically endangered mountains gorillas and also supporting a family of former poachers.
Tourists on a gorilla filming adventure have to wear long sleeved shirts, long trousers, waterproof hiking boots, hats and sunglasses, gardening gloves, rain jacket and carry a backpack for drinking water and lunch/snacks and a walking stick.
With the above, you realize that mountain gorilla filming in Rwanda is more than gorilla tracking. Imagine 3 full days with mountain gorillas! Contact us to organize your mountain gorilla filming in Africa.