FILMING IN MUSANZE TOWN
When filming in Musanze town. Musanze town is the most popular town found in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Musanze is by far the closest city to Volcanoes National Park. Due to this proximity, many tourists spend time in the town before or after trekking gorillas, the town is also an administrative base ofr Rwanda as many official offices can be found here
What to look out for in Musanze town
This lake is found in the northern region of Rwanda as it borders Uganda. The lake is one of the twin lakes that flow through the gorilla highlands. The lake ranks as the second largest in the country with an areas of 55 km squared. The lake is a fishing hub daily flooded with fishing canoes and fishermen. It is said that the lake is a treasure for the fishermen in the community. The lake is also surrounded by islands that have unique communities whose culture and way of life can be filmed. In these communities you will find a mining village which is situated on the northern shore of the lake.
These are caves that were formed due to a volcanic eruption that formed an underground space large enough for humans to enter. These Caves are over 1 million years old. The caves are believed to have been formed during the creation of the Volcanoes in the area.
Imbazi formerl an orphanage and now a museum was set up after the events of the Rwanda genocide to take care of the children who had lost their parents during the time. This house belonged to Rosamund Carr at that time. She opened her doors to the May orphans and took care of them. As of today, the house is a museum and Kindergarten.
What you need to film in Rwanda
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 Film crew 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
Film Crew 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
There are several options that you can choose from including My Hill Eco lodge, Tiloreza Volcanoes ecolodge, Five volcanoes Boutique hotel and many 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 Film crew 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.