Filming in Giswhati Mukura National Park

Are you interested in Filming in Giswhati Mukura National Park? Gishwati-Mukura National Park is one a unique national park that is made up of two forests that were joined. The two forests that were merged are known as the Gishwati forest and the Mukura forest. This park is the small in size and is the least visited compared to other National Parks in Rwanda. The park has a great advantage as it is the only National Park in Rwanda where you can film Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys at the same time.


What to expect when filming in Giswahti Mukura national park

Primate species

First and foremost Giswhati Mukura National Park is a home to many desired primates. When filming in this park, you will have the pleasure of filming primates that include Chimpanzees, Blue Monkeys Golden Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys L’hoest Monkeys, Olive Baboons, , Black and White Colobus monkeys and many more.

Bird species.

Giswhati Mukura National Park is a birding haven with over 230 bird species. Among these you will find birds that belong to the Albertine endemic species. Bird species to look out for in this park include Regal Sunbird, Red-throated Alethe, purple-breasted Sunbird, Martial Eagle, Wood hoopoe Strange weave, Grey Crowned Crane, Dusky Crimson wing, Ruwenzori Batis,  Ruwenzori Turaco, Mountain Yellow Warblers, and Grauer’s swamp warbler and many more

Gisakura Tea Plantation

The plantation is found in the northern part of the park. The Gisakura Tea Plantation is suitable for tea enthusiasts and those interested in filming the process of how tea is made. You will be able to film the process of how tea is produced starting from how tea is grown, harvested, and processed.

What you need to film in Gishwati Mukura National Park

First and foremost, you will need to have a filming permit which is the same as Media accreditation in Rwanda for you to be allowed to film in Rwanda. let Film crew Fixers do it for you to avoid any hustle. The Filming permits in Rwanda cost $100 that is valid for a month and $200 valid for a period of 3 to 6 months. Depending on the location n that you are interested in, you might need to request for filming permission, this is mostly required when accessing government facilities or public spaces. While some permission will require you to make some payments, other are free are free of charge. Contact us at Africa Fixers

Rwanda Press Accreditation

For you to be accredited in Rwanda for filming, you are required to fill in an application form and below are the necessary requirements;

    • An Official letter requesting for accreditation addressed to the Executive Secretary
    • Two colored passport size photographs
    • A copy of your passport
    • A copy of visa except for those who come from countries that benefit from the Rwanda Visa Waiver For example From the East African Community member states, USA, COMESA Member states among others contact us for more details
    • A copy of a press card from your country of origin
    • A receipt of Payment from the Rwanda Revenue Authority
    • List of Filming equipment and kits to be used during your shoot

In addition to the above, you will be required to write a letter that has details of who you are, why you are filming, where you will be filming, and details of crew members on this shoot. This letter is attached to the other details provided. This process is always easier if you work with a fixer that is in the country this takes 2-3 working days for the press accreditation cards to be ready.

The prices of Rwanda Press Accreditation vary depending on the length of your shoot in Rwanda;

    • $100 Press Accreditation Card valid for 1 to 3 months
    • $200 Press Accreditation Card valid for 3 to 6 months
    • $300 Press Accreditation Card valid for 6 months to 1 year

Kindly note the rates above are used as a guide and these change from time to time. Contact us here for up-to-date rates.

Rwanda Visa Advice

You will need to purchase a Tourist visa for you to get into Rwanda for Filming. The visas can be applied for online and also at arrival at any entry point and in this case Kigali International Airport. The visa will cost USD51.00 for Tourist Visa you will get it immediately. Exceptions are for those come from countries that benefit from the Rwanda Visa Waiver For example the East African Community member states, USA, COMESA Member states among others don’t need to pay for the Visa and they will be cleared upon arrival at any point of entry into Rwanda contact us for more details.

Vehicle and Transportation Services

Africa Fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Rwanda. The transportation services all depend on your interest, the nature of the roads and the schedule. For us to have a final estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to have an established mileage and distance to be traveled. We also organize both charter and scheduled air transport for those that are interested in flying to reduce the number of hours.

Lodging and Accommodation in Gishwati Mukura National Park.

There are several options that you can choose from including Nirvana heights resort and spa, Gorillas Lake Kivu hotel, Rushel kivu lodge and more.

Best time to film in Rwanda.

Filming in Rwanda is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season months of June to September and December to March.

Choose Africa Fixers.

Film crew Fixers is a film Fixing Company with its major office in Uganda, we pride ourselves with assisting filming companies and Production agencies that are interested in filming in several African countries. We are very capable in handling all fixer services required. our team of local fixers and driver guides is very professional .over the years, we have been able to get all relevant connections with other service providers and authority agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are easily processed. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Rwanda.