Filming in Nyanga National Park in Zimbabwe
When filming in Nyanga National Park in Zimbabwe. Nyanga national park is found in the eastern highlands of the country. Nyanga national park is one of the magnificent places that are found in Zimbabwe. It is blessed with mountains and waterfalls and rivers that would be spectacular for filming. The highest point of Zimbabwe is recorded in this park on mountain Nyangani. The highest waterfall mutarazi can also be accessed because it is near the national park. It offers zip lining and sky walking and you can also film the world view in addition. When filming in this park, there is also an opportunity to film in the Rhodes museum. The park also has four dams of which Rhodes dam is the park headquarters. Other dams are Mare, Lake Guiliver, Purdon and Udu dam. The wildlife of this park can be found in the central and western parts. The park is most popular for its populations of samango monkeys and blue duikers and smaller animals. The big five are not inhabited here. This park has many spectacular components that make it up thus making it a filming destination.
Birds in Nyanga National Park
Nyanga is one of Zimbabwe’s birding hotspots. Over 300 species have been recorded, of which several are near-endemics. The park is part of the globally important Eastern Zimbabwe Mountains Endemic Bird Area (EBA). This makes it a great place for those interested in filming the bird species that call it home.bird species in this park include livingstone’s turaco, blue swallow golden-breated bunting, mottled swift, brown hooded kingfisher, Dideric cuckoo and many others.
Scenery of Nyanga National Park
The landscape is dominated by rolling hills, studded with huge, smoothly rounded granite whaleback outcrops, which tower over steep gorges and wide valleys. The Pungwe and Honde rivers run in the valleys below the escarpment. The Mutarazi Falls, Zimbabwe’s highest waterfall, drops 762m into the Honde Valley give it one of the best sceneries in the country to look out for. The world view while sky walking also gives plenty of feels and an aerial view from the above the park.
Requirements to film in Nyanga National Park in Zimbabwe
In order to film in Nyanga national park. 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. Since it’s a national park, park charges by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority also apply.
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 Nyanga national park.
Filming equipment also needs to be cleared and this can be done through a bonded agent or 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 there visa before coming into the countries and this is possible through the online 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 at 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 Nyanga national park. 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 Nyanga National Park
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 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 Nyanga National Park in Zimbabwe
Filming in Nyanga national park 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. The birdlife is good year-round, but at its best from November to April when the migratory birds are present, and many resident birds are in breeding plumage. The scenery is at its best in the Wet season (November to March) or the beginning of the Dry season (April-May). At this time, the vegetation will be lush and green, and the air will be clear and crisp. The area gets very hazy towards the end of the Dry season. Making the roads difficult to navigate in the Wet season.
How to get there
Your point of entry to the country is either Victoria Falls Airport or Harare international airport. Then drive to Nyanga to the mutare highway and proceed to the park headquarters.
Where to stay when filming in Nyanga National Park in Zimbabwe
Accommodation options when filming in Nyanga national park in Zimbabwe. These range from budget, midrange and luxury. Your choice of accommodation depends on your interest and budget. Lodge options include Cedar peak cottage, Rhodes Nyanga hotel, Trout beck resort and many others .contact us for help with reservation and more information on accommodation.
Why use film crew fixers to film in Nyanga National Park 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 Nyanga national park in Zimbabwe.