Looking for a fixer in Zambia?
You need a film fixer in Zambia to do all groundwork for you. Film Crew Fixers assists Media Companies, Production, and Brand agencies to film and photograph in Zambia by providing all support crew and services. Being your trusted fixer in Africa, we make sure that all filming permits, press accreditation, kit customs clearing, casting, transport, and accommodation are taken care of.
For an introduction to shooting and filming in Zambia see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas, and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.
Location filming permits in Zambia
You need a valid Media accreditation to film in any location in Zambia. Film Crew fixers assist in processing your media passes to film in Zambia. The Zambia Ministry of information is the authority charged with issuing filming permits in all public related locations in the country. For those interested in filming in Zambia National Park, our fixer will fast acquire your media accreditation and then assist in applying for your permission to film in any National Park. Contact us for more information about the paperwork needed and the cost.
Popular filming locations in Zambia (Source: Emerge solutions)
Zambia is a land-locked country in Africa blessed with many National Parks and locations suitable for filming. From forests to agricultural lands, towns and so much more, there is a lot to consider when filming in Zambia. Film Crew fixers will assist in location scouting to identify a location for your film or documentary. Please contact us for more details about this.
Top filming Locations in Zambia (Source Emerge films)
Zambia is a landlocked country located in southern Africa. The country is blessed with many nature parks that are home to a diversity of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles, zebras, big cats, monkeys, and a variety of birdlife.
Agricultural film locations include plantations of corn, soybean, cotton, sugarcane, sunflowers, wheat, tobacco, flowers, and various fruits. Industrial locations include copper mines and hydroelectric dams.
Zambia has hosted productions such as Amazing Race 27 (2015), and The Amazing Race 1 (2001).
Film locations can be divided by the following provinces: Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, North-Western, Northern, Southern, and Western.
Located in the west of the country on the Zambezi River, the Victoria Falls are one of the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. The naturally formed “Devil’s Pool” is a popular photographic location where you can sit in the water dangerously close to plunging over the edge of the falls.
The town of Livingstone is a hub for productions filming at the Victoria Falls.
Nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park includes a beautiful section of the Victoria Falls. The park is home to white rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and elephants.
Kariba Dam is located on the Zambezi River.
Liuwa Plain National Park is located in the west of the country. The grassland landscape is home to cheetahs, hyenas, lions, and wildebeest.
Sioma Ngwezi National Park is located in the southwest of the country. Wildlife of note includes elephants, zebras, wild dogs, and cheetahs.
Sioma Falls are beautiful waterfalls located in the west of the country.
Lusaka is the capital and the largest city.
Located to the east of Lusaka, Lower Zambezi National Park is home to a large elephant population, lion, leopard, wild dog, buffalo, crocodile, and hippopotamus.
The centrally located Kafue National Park is home to antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, lions, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, and wild dogs.
Kasanka National Park is also located in the center of the country. The park is famous for the roughly 10 million fruit bats that migrate thousands of miles from as far away as West Africa to the park’s evergreen swamp forest between October and December each year.
Lochinvar National Park is located in the central part of the country. Wildlife of note include animals such as baboons, monkeys, wildebeest, and birdlife.
South Luangwa National Park is located in the east of the country. Its lagoons support a diversity of wildlife including hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, and birds.
The centrally located Blue Lagoon National Park is home to a beautiful blue lagoon.
Nsumbu National Park is located in the northeast of the country on the banks of Lake Tanganyika. The park is home to crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, zebras, hyenas, jackals, elephants, lions, leopards, and a diversity of bird and fish life.
Located in the northeast, the Bangweulu Swamps are an important wetlands location home to hundreds of bird species.
Lumangwe Falls, Ntumbachushi Falls, Mumbuluma Falls, and Kabwelume Falls in the north of the country are beautiful film locations.
Kitwe and Chingola are copper mining towns.
Kit customs clearing in Zambia
Zambia just like most African countries does not have enough gear to film or shoot the required documentary. You will be required to temporarily import in your filming equipment into the country. Film Crew fixers through our clearing agent will assist you in creating a bond at a fee to make sure that your equipment is allowed in Zambia without hassle. To assist with kit customs clearing, we require you to send us a detailed kit list showing the type of each piece of equipment, serial numbers, and the value of each in Dollars/pounds or Euros. Once we have it, it will be forwarded to our clearing agent who will then establish how much it will cost to bring in your equipment.
The same Clearing agent will wait for you at the airport to assist with customs and visa and on existing, he will also wait for you to clear them out. We need about 5 working days to have all paperwork put together for you. For more information, please contact us.
Accommodation and Lodging
Film Crew Fixers takes care of all your lodging and meals while in Zambia. Film Crew Fixer’s sister company Encounter Africa Safaris will negotiate good rates and recommend Hotels and lodges in locations you will be shooting your films. Depending on your budget, specific requirements such as diet, we will select and book for you’re a hotel and or Lodge that suits you all. We also make sure that if outside catering is needed, it is provided.
Transport and getting around in Uganda.
You need Vehicles to do your transfers and get around when filming in Zambia. Film Crew fixers and Encounter Africa Safaris combined have a fleet of 4×4 Land cruisers and Vans to take care of all your transport needs. Our vehicles are comprehensively insured and are driven by well-trained drivers and fixers. You will have enough drinking water and fuel for the whole shooting period. Please note that fuel is normally estimated at the time of quoting, but the actual figure will be established after the shoot.
Why hire Film Crew fixers for your Uganda shoot?
Film Crew Fixers boosts of more than 15 years of offering top-notch pre-production and production services to reputable International Film Crew. We have worked with hundreds of International Production companies globally. We have gathered enough expertise and knowledge of handling all requirements of filming in Zambia. A team of office and field assistants takes care of our day-to-day business, so budgeting and filming in Uganda will be made easy when you hire our services. For more information and recommendations, please check out our portfolio.