Filming in Harare City Zimbabwe
Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe. It is located in the northeastern part of the country. It used to be called Fort Salisbury when it was founded by Pioneer Column in 1890. This city is a center of the economic, social, and political affairs of the nation. The city also has several attractions that would be of filming interest and the major ones include.
Wild is life trust and Zen
Wild is life trust and zen was formed in 2010, but its activities can be traced back to 1998. It is a wildlife sanctuary and also home to the Zimbabwe elephant nursery which started in 2012. It has two branches, namely. The wild is life and Zimbabwe elephant nursery. This trust provides rehabilitation for injured, orphaned, and traumatized wild animals. It has recorded over 300 animal rescues. This is a good place to go to if you are interested in filming wildlife conservation efforts in Zimbabwe.
Thetford game reserve
This game reserve is located in Harare city. It is a privately funded conservation reserve that has been active since 2000. The reserve has recorded over two dozen species and almost 900 individual animal residents. The animals in this reserve include buffalos, impala, giraffes, duikers, zebras, waterbucks, sable antelope, and many more. All these animals can be spotted while doing a game drive. This Game reserve is very close to the city center and doesn’t require you to move a long distance in order to see and film these animals
Founded in the 1970s, the lion and cheetah park is a private wildlife park owned by the Bristow family. It is located in Harare city. it is a sanctuary for a number of lions and a number of animals that can be spotted and filmed in their enclosures. These include wolves, jackals, monkeys, warthogs, and many more. This park is also in close proximity to the snake world, which harbors a number of reptile species. The park no longer has cheetahs, hence the new name Lion Park.
The mukuvisi woodlands are one of the spectacular places of Zimbabwe being one of the few remaining large green spaces in the country. These woodlands are located in Harare city and are open to the public. The vegetation here is incomparable with indigenous msasa and miombo woodlands and the wildlife here is also of interest. It is a nature reserve and the woodlands harbor animals like the zebras, giraffes, elands, impala, ostrich, and a wide variety of birds. It is also important because it offers a home to several environmental organizations that include the Zambezi society and wildlife and environmental Zimbabwe and The orchid society
Other places to visit include Kuimba shiri bird sanctuary, Zimbabwe museum of human science, Lake Chivero recreational park, and many more
Requirements to film in Zimbabwe
In order to film in Harare city. You will need to acquire permission. The process of securing a filming permit in Zimbabwe can be time-consuming so it needs enough time before the filming in order to complete the necessary process and secure the filming permit. Filming permits in Zimbabwe are processed by the ministry of information.
Media accreditation is also vital for filming in Zimbabwe and the application is made to the Zimbabwe media council. The charge for accreditation is 2000usd for shoot accreditation application and in addition to this, each member of the crew pays 200usd. Contact film crew fixers for further information on the requirements for filming in Zimbabwe.
Filming equipment also needs to be cleared and this can be done through a bonded agent or by securing a 5% percent of the value of equipment, however, this is not advisable and the preferred procedure is that of using a bonded agent. Film crew fixers has all the necessary connections with a number of bonded agents that can clear your equipment on entry and exit. Contact us for any help with kit clearing.
Zimbabwe visa and permit advice
A tourist visa or business visa can work for your entry into the country. Film crews prefer getting their visa before coming into the countries and this is possible through the evisa system of the Zimbabwe department of immigration. Proof of yellow fever and vaccination and a Covid 19 free negative certificate are necessary for entry. The prices of visas and work permits change regularly. For updated information regarding travel to Zimbabwe, you can contact us or your embassy.
- A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months
- Passports must have at least three empty pages
- Citizens of most countries require a visa, which can be obtained upon arrival
- A list of countries whose citizens don’t require a visa or can acquire one upon arrival is available
- A list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain their visa in advance is available. The application can be made online.
- When arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required
Zimbabwe transport services
Film crew fixers organizes transportation for film crews to film in Zimbabwe. Depending on their interest and Budget and the nature of roads to the destination. We organize both road and air transport for film crews. We recommend customized 4×4 safari land cruisers for vehicles because of the nature of roads in Zimbabwe. These land cruisers cost USD200-250 per vehicle per day. Fuel is estimated on the number of days that are scheduled by the filming schedule. We will need to look at it for establishing the mileage and distance to be traveled.
Film fixers in Zimbabwe to help you film in Harare
All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to most of the parts in Zimbabwe and are very conversant with the local situations .they provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. They also act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location. Contact us if you need a film fixer in Zimbabwe.
What is the best time to film in Zimbabwe
Filming in Zimbabwe can be done throughout the year however, the months between May to October are best to film because they are sunny and, hot, unlike the other months that are rainy.
How to get there
You can fly into Harere international airport then head to your chosen destination in the city
Why use film crew fixers to film in Zimbabwe
Film crew fixers is a company based in Uganda that assists production agencies and filming companies in South and East African countries as a whole. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all the relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in a short time. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Zimbabwe.