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Chimpanzee Filming at Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project
Chimpanzee filming at Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project, are you planning and interested in filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project, filming chimpanzees and other primates in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project? Eco Adventure Safaris is here to assist with chimpanzee filming permits, press accreditation, kit customs clearing, local fixers, transport, visa, and work permits plus accommodation close to Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project.
There is no Fixer in Africa that has the expertise than us when it comes to organizing services to film in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project. We have diligently assisted several Film crews to shoot documentaries some of which are for more than one year.
About Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project
Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project (BCCP) was established in 2014, is led by researcher Dr. Matt McLennan, project manager Moses Ssemahunge and co-director Jackie Rohen. The Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project strives to safeguard over 300 wild chimpanzees clinging to survival in fast-disappearing, unprotected habitat in Uganda. Project activities focus on offering people who live in close proximity to chimps alternatives to deforestation, investing in children’s education, and improving quality of life. The result: more sustainable management of local forest, and increased tolerance of the chimps. BCCP’s ultimate goal is long-term coexistence of people and chimps living outside Uganda’s protected forests.
About Bulindi Chimpanzee community
BCCP began as a pilot project aimed at halting widespread deforestation and increasing long-term survival of one of 10 chimp communities within an important wildlife corridor. BCCP’s founders recognized that protecting the chimpanzees could only be accomplished by addressing the welfare of local people, and coupling it with wildlife monitoring and community outreach. The pilot results exceeded all expectations, by stemming deforestation, improving tolerance of the chimps, and allowing natural forest to begin regenerating.
Since then, BCCP has rapidly expanded. It now operates five tree nurseries that help people living near five of the 10 chimpanzee communities. Hundreds of thousands of tree seedlings are distributed annually, including fast-growing native trees; eucalyptus for household woodlots; and coffee as a ‘chimp friendly’ cash crop (chimps do not eat any part of the coffee plant and farmers do not have to clear new land for cultivation). The nurseries employ local people, and experienced monitors oversee seedling management and planting success. A coffee cooperative is in development.
Daily monitoring has quickly expanded from a single community to 4 communities of chimpanzees, with the largest community numbering between 35 and 40 chimps. The conflict between chimpanzees and local people has lessened, and monitoring has meant jobs for a number of local people. Corridor replanting is beginning, so as to connect remaining forest fragments along rivers and assist chimpanzee movement.
Press Accreditation for Filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project
Filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project will require media cards, supplies and issued by the Uganda Media Council. This is the first step into filming permits to shoot documentaries here. Processing media cards in Uganda takes 2-3 working days with the help of Eco Adventure Safaris Ltd.
How to process Media Creditation for Filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project
For you to be allowed to Film in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project, you need a valid Media card issued by Uganda Media Council. For you to have one, you need the below.
- Download Form G from Uganda Media Council Website, fill it, scan and send it via email
- Colored passport photo should be attached with Form G
- A copy of your passport should is needed
- Certificate of Good conduct from relevant Authorities
- Official letter from your employer signed by the relevant Authority (Director or Producer)
The above should be sent to Uganda medical council who will then process your Media Card allowing you to film chimpanzees at Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project. Below are options of Media cards, cost, and duration. Depending on the duration of your shoot, you may choose from the below.
- Media card of up to 30 days or one month cost at $175.00 per crew member
- Media card of up to six months cost $225 per crew member.
- Media Card of to two years cost $325 per crew member
Eco Adventure Safaris will assist you in processing your media accreditation by arranging and forwarding all paperwork required. Our vast experience assures you of accreditation in 2-3 working days. Contact us for details.
Processing filming permits for Filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project.
Eco Adventure Safaris Uganda welcomes a discussion with you on how many days, people, and dates when shooting will be carried out, so we contact Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project about filming permits and chimpanzee permits for your shoot. Processing and securing Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project filming permits take 5-7 working days. Contact us for details.
Kit customs Clearing in Uganda
We help get your filming equipment into the country. Uganda has limited filming equipment and there is a need to bring in your filming gear and cameras. Eco Adventure Safaris through our clearing agent will ensure that your kit enters Uganda without hassle. All we need from you is a list of your equipment, a serial number of each, and value in USD or Pounds. Our clearing agent needs 2-3 working days for the paperwork to be completed. Contact us for details.
How to get to Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project
Road and air can access Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project. It’s approximately 5-6 hour’s drive from Kampala to Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project and 2 hours flight from Entebbe to Pakuba Airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park from where you transfer by road to Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project. Eco Adventure Safaris arranges both road transfers and flights on behalf of our clients when contacted.
Where to stay in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project
Camping grounds are provided and a store for your filming equipment is organized for you. Eco Adventure Safaris has always managed large and long filming projects of up to two years in this area and we have vast experience compared to none.
Water and Electicity power supply
Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project depends on naturally harvested water and no tap water available. There is no HEP (Hydro Electric Power) at the center. Eco Adventure Safaris we have assisted depend on Solar and Generator for power to charge Cameras as well as for light. For all projects we have handled, we make sure that strong solar panels are available as well as a Generator which depends on Fuel got from Bulindi town. Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project has some generators and solar panel but we insist that you plan to hire or buy yours.
Meals and Laundry
Depending on the duration of your shoot, Eco Adventure Safaris will arrange to have catering and laundry services organized for you. Catering services ensures that you have meals prepared for you depending on your dietary requirements as well as someone who will take care of your clothes while at this center. Most food is brought in from Kampala and Masindi town.
Visa and work permit
Apart from having your Media accreditation, you need a valid visa and work permit where necessary to be allowed to enter Uganda. Visa is applied for online. To qualify for a visa in Uganda, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months, you must have a copy of your yellow fever certificate, Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate, and a letter recommending you. Eco Adventure Safaris is glad to inform you that we will assist you in processing your visa. Contact us for details.
Best time for Filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project.
Filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project can be done throughout the entire year since the weather in Uganda is not all that bad. The best time is the dry months of June, July, August, Mid-September, December, January and, February.
Hiring a local fixer agency in Uganda Eco Adventure Safaris
A local fixer agency comes in handy for location scouting, recce, processing filming permits, booking chimpanzee permits, clearing your filming equipment, security, and booking your transport and accommodation. Eco Adventure Safaris come in as your reliable and expert local fixer agency with lots of experience in handling pre-production and production fixers services not only in Uganda but across East and Central Africa. We operate offices in Uganda to fix in Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Southern Sudan. Contact us here for details about Filming in Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project