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New 2022 to 2023 filming permits price in Uganda national parks 

2022 to 2023 filming permits

New 2022 to 2023 filming permits price in Uganda National Parks

For all those that are planning to do filming in Ugandan National Parks, there is a new filming price for 2022 to 2023 for both noncommercial and commercial filming in any of the Ugandan National Park. The new prices were effectively starting from 1st July 2020 up to June 2024 when the prices are reviewed again, with these new filming rates Uganda Wildlife will charge 10% for monitoring and to cater for monitoring during the filming activities and some damages that may happen when filming, there is another 40% for activity fee as filming.

Price for filming mountain gorillas and chimpanzees?

Uganda is well known as the primate capital in Africa and in the whole world which makes Uganda the best destination for filming gorillas, chimpanzees, and primates like golden monkeys among others. There are standard prices/ fees that are part of 2022 to 2023, New filming prices in Uganda national parks which began effectively on 1st July 2020 mountain gorilla filming permit fee was at $4000 filming in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and chimpanzee filming permit was $1050 in Kibale forest.

With these new filming prices in Uganda for 2022/2023, anyone interested in mountain gorilla filming in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla National Park takes note that starting from 1st July 2020 each film crew member must pay 40% of the price of a gorilla permit each day and on the top of gorilla permit price? This means that each film crew member will have to pay $700 for the normal gorilla trekking permit and after top up $280 which is 40% of $700 (gorilla trek permit). This is now clear that if you have many crew members it means paying more for filming gorillas in either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga. Please take NOTE that the above gorilla filming prices are for one with the normal gorilla permit so anyone who prefers to spend more time filming mountain gorillas in Uganda will have to pay more for example you can go for 4 hours of gorilla habituation experience which cost $1500 and top 40% with this it gives more time to spend with Ugandan gorillas.

Also with Chimpanzee filming in Kibale forest they were starting from 1st July 2020, the price will be charged from $150 per person to $200 then 40$ of the cost to the new price which means that each film crew member will have to pay for a chimpanzee permit at $200 and top up $80  which is 40% of  $200 as chimp filming fee per person. Also, take NOTE that this price is for only one filming chimps so if you intend to spend more time we would recommend that you go for the chimpanzee habituation experience which allows you to spend up to 4 hours filming chimpanzees in the Kibale forest and costs only $250 then top up 40%, this applies to all filming crew members filming chimpanzees in Uganda.

New 2022 to 2023 commercial filming permits prices in Uganda National Parks

Uganda Wildlife Authority is planning to increase 40% of filming permits for wildlife in all Uganda National Parks, so if you are planning to do commercial filming in the national parks of Uganda it’s recommended that you first check the current filming prices. The new permit price for commercial filming in Uganda national parks is not yet confirmed but as soon as it is announced by Uganda Wildlife Authority, as soon as the new price is out we will write a new article/ blog with all details.

Filming Memorandum of Understanding with Uganda Wildlife Authority (Contract)

After you have done all the arrangements including paying filming fees you will have to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Uganda Wildlife Authority in order for anyone to be allowed to film in any of the national parks in Uganda, now what happens every film crew has to sign a working agreement with Uganda Wildlife Authority, in this MOU it where you find all Uganda guidelines for filming in the national parks and other rules and regulations of filming, Kisoro tours Uganda Ltd will organize and take you all the procedurals of filming in Uganda, just contracts us so that we do the hard work on your behalf.

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