Are you planning to visit Burundi and during your time there you are interested in Visiting Lake Tanganyika in Burundi, Lake Tanganyika in Burundi is another great place to see birds, mammals and various reptiles. Lake Tanganyika is shared among four countries namely Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. Lake Tanganyika is the second largest fresh water lake in the world by volume and the second deepest lake after Lake Baikal in Siberia.
What to see on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi
Fisheries on Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika is home to 300 fish species with 95% of them endemic to this lake. Fish is the most important food source for the people living around the lake in Burundi.
Fishing villages and lifestyle
Filming in the fishing Villages can be organized as well, the vast majority of Lake Tanganyika fishing communities is comprised of nucleated settlements located directly on or adjacent to landing sites in Burundi. You will require permissions from Local governments/local authorities in Burundi to be allowed to film in any of the fishing villages. Your production can involve the local’s lifestyle, traditions, way of life, safety, government service access and any other interest of your cast while filming on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.
The Beaches on Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika is surrounded by amazing beaches and beach hotels that attract a number of people to chill and relax like Sanga beach.
Lake game viewing
There is plenty of fish to be filmed during diving and snorkeling trips, there are also many aquatic critters to be seen which include otters, speckled eels and freshwater crabs among others
Lake Tanganyika is one of the best places for sport fishing in East Africa. The lake is home to over 280 species of Cichlids, there are also larger species for sport fishing which include Sangala Pamba weighing up to 100kgs, Nile Perch up to 50kgs, LAKE Salmon up to 25kg among others.
Popular water sports on Lake Tanganyika include diving in the lake, visitors enjoy sailing, swimming, wakeboarding, kite surfing, boat cruise and waterskiing.
For Film makers, Requirements and fees to film on Lake Tanganyika, Burundi
You will need to get permission to be allowed to film on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi. Securing a filming permit in Burundi can be an expensive and time consuming process so make sure to allow plenty of time for us to help you secure the permit for you. The first step is to complete all necessary applications with the help of Eco Adventure Safaris. The application will be submitted to our local Burundi consulate so that they can complete the application.
Unauthorized filming, photography or any other recording of government buildings, military installations and key infrastructure such as airports and border controls is illegal while filming in Burundi. Penalties may include arrest, fines and confiscation of your equipment. Please contact us here for more information on filming on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi.
On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi as below;
Burundi Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in Burundi. Many film crews prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Burundi but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Burundi upon paying for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Burundi embassy or us here for the latest travel information to Burundi.
Burundi Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport for film crews to film on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver/Fixer. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
Film Fixers in Burundi
All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Burundi and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Burundi. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Burundi.
Where to stay on Lake Tanganyika Area in Burundi
Lodge options to stay in during Visiting Lake Tanganyika in Burundi range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Sanga Resort Beach, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, Urban Lodge, Hotel Blue Velvet among others
What is the best time to visit on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi?
Visiting Lake Tanganyika in Burundi is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your visit to Lake Tanganyika in Burundi
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book your visit and stay on Lake Tanganyika in Burundi contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking safari packages that start and end in Burundi ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla permits. Feel free to check out our trip advisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Ou r team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions. We guarantee you a great tour in Burundi with us. Contact us here for more information about visiting Lake Tanganyika in Burundi