Filming the Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti NP

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Filming the Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti NP

Tanzania is one of the most popular African productions and filming locations and not surprising really as this country has much to offer production crews and filmmakers throughout a variety of television and film production sectors.

If you are looking to shoot scenic and vast African wilderness areas teeming with game, then this safari mecca is the perfect location. Sprawling picturesque African plains covered in mega herds of migrating African wildlife. But this country has even more than just wildlife and stunning locations to offer your production.

Best time to film the Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti NP

August and September are the best times to see the great migration and your chances of witnessing a river crossing are generally much higher. Come early October, the rainy season in Tanzania will commence, and the herds will embark on their return journey back to the Serengeti.

Best places to stay while filming wildebeest Migration in Serengeti national park

Some of the best camps to stay while filming the Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti include Sayari, Lamai Serengeti, and Singita’s Mara River camp; have opened in the north of the Serengeti. Mara River Camp is within sight of a crossing point and the river is easily accessible from the others.

Requirements and fees for filming wildebeest Migration in Serengeti NP

For filming in Tanzania, one needs to acquire a filming permit from the government of Tanzania through Tanzania national parks and this permit will give you access to filming in Tanzania, the fees depend on what you want to film and the duration of the filming period for more information contact our experts today.

Extra permissions and fees for filming wildebeest Migration in Serengeti national park

After acquiring the national filming permit then you will need to acquire other permissions from the national park like permission to film in Serengeti, Use of drones, and filming at night all these may come at an extra fee upon making an inquiry we will avail you with updated information.

Kit clearance for filming Equipment in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the hardest filming destinations in East Africa to get to; first, you have to get a filming permit. That’s going to cost you $1,000USD-2000 USD if you apply 3months in advance. If not, you have to pay $3,000-4000 USD,  Depending on the size of your kit and equipment you could pay anything between $1500USD-5000 USD in customs fees. Work permits/visas may cost you anything between $300USD -500 USD. So please contact us the way in advance for the best prices for your wildebeest filming safari.

Tanzania tourist Visa and work permit

We highly recommend film crew always apply for Visa before traveling to Tanzania; this is to avoid last-minute changes made by immigrations in Africa and those planning to film for a long period of time may be required to obtain a work permit more information will be provided upon making contact.

Logistics and transportation While filming wildebeest Migration in Serengeti NP

We will arrange all the logistics during your filming safari that is ranging from domestic flights, 4×4 closes and open safari vehicles, equipment vehicles for the entire duration of the filming and we do provide one of the most competitive prices in the Tanzanian wildlife filming industry.

Will you need fixers for filming wildebeest Migration in Serengeti NP?

We highly recommend hiring a local fixer to work together with your regional or international fixer this makes it easy to pass necessary communication between the base camp and the Crew.

Best way to travel to Serengeti national park for Filming the Wildebeest Migration

Depending on the weight of the equipment we recommend driving the equipment down together with the crew but if need be we can arrange several air crafts to fly the team and the Equipment to Northern Tanzania where the River crossing takes place.

In conclusion

This is a very high-profile filming expedition that requires booking way in advance as the best camps to stay in usually get filled easily as they are small and intimate for more information Contact Wilderness explorers, Africa.



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