For those seeking to capture the essence of Uganda through filmmaking, the journey starts with obtaining the necessary permits. These permits, often referred to as Uganda filming permits, are mandatory for all filming activities within the country, including national parks. This involves securing press accreditation through media cards, endorsed by the Uganda Media Council. This press accreditation, supplemented by an accreditation letter, empowers film crews and production companies to embark on their filming endeavors with ease. Trek Africa Expeditions stands ready to facilitate the acquisition of these essential permits, ensuring a smooth and compliant process for your film project.
Efficiently navigating the process of clearing filming equipment at Entebbe International Airport is paramount. Foreign film crews intending to bring equipment into Uganda must undergo temporary clearance at immigration upon arrival. This process, although potentially cumbersome, is made hassle-free with the expertise of Trek Africa Expeditions. By enlisting the aid of our specialized clearing agents, you can rest assured that your kit will be evaluated, and the cost of clearance determined. With this information, our team will guide you through the advance payment process, ensuring a seamless experience upon your arrival. Our clearing agent will be on hand at the airport to expertly guide you through all necessary procedures.
Uganda Media Council mandates press accreditation for foreign journalists and film crew members. To embark on filming activities within the country, securing media cards and an accreditation letter is essential. Acting as your intermediary, Trek Africa Expeditions streamlines this process, aiming to secure your media cards and accreditation letter within 2-3 working days. By providing the required information via a Form G, accompanied by passport photos and a copy of your passport, our team will facilitate the process with the Uganda Media Council. It’s worth noting that the fee for a media card is $175, and for filming periods exceeding one month, the fee increases to $225.
While visas can be acquired upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Trek Africa Expeditions simplifies the process. A letter indicating your production company’s intent to film in Uganda can be provided, aiding in obtaining a tourist visa upon arrival. Alternatively, this letter can be used to acquire a visa at any Ugandan embassy. The cost of a visa upon arrival is $50.
Ensuring comfort and convenience for your film crew, we offer guidance on selecting suitable accommodation. Tailored to your budget and preferences, our recommendations span from budget options to upmarket establishments. When you book accommodation through Trek Africa Expeditions, you gain access to exclusive discounts, courtesy of our status as tour operators in Uganda.
Navigating the intricacies of filming requires a knowledgeable and reliable support team. Trek Africa Expeditions boasts an experienced crew dedicated to guiding your filming activities on the right path. Drawing from their extensive experience with numerous film crews, our team can connect you with specialized personnel and local ground handlers, ensuring a seamless and enriching filming experience.
Transportation plays a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth filming process. We organize robust 4×4 vehicle transportation that accommodates both crew members and equipment. Our recommended choice is the customized Land Cruiser, operated by skilled drivers well-versed in Uganda’s natural and cultural wonders.
For comprehensive insights and assistance in all aspects of filming in Uganda, including equipment clearance, press accreditation, logistics, and more, look no further than Trek Africa Expeditions. Our seasoned professionals are here to guide you through every step of the filmmaking process. Contact us today to unlock the splendor of filming in Uganda with efficiency and expertise.