Encounter Africa Safaris is Uganda’s number one crew fixer and our consultants offer the best advice in as far as fixer services is concerned. Are you in urgent need of Press Accreditation or Media Cards? Do you want to film in any of Uganda’s National Parks and require filming permits and permissions? Do you want to temporarily clear in your kit list into Uganda and you want help? Please read through our services offered and contact one of our location fixer who will advise you accordingly.
We have handled so many film crews who have been here to film mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, mangoes and we are in position to advise on filming crew fixing fees, plus securing filming contracts from Uganda Wildlife Authority. We organize media cards for all foreign film crew members, clear all their filming kit on arrival at Entebbe International Airport, organize Filming Contracts and so much more
Media Cards/Media Accreditation
Uganda Media Council requires any foreign journalist and all film crew members to be accredited and we can secure media cards on your behalf in 3-4 working days if you follow our instructions. When contacted, we will send you our Form G which gathers all the details required by Uganda Media Council which should be filled and returned by email to the respective fixer in our office plus two passport photos and a copy of your Passport. Please note that if you are filming for more than one month, then the fees per media cards will increase. Our long term relationship with Uganda Media Council has helped us to prosper in this field and that’s why we remain ahead of everyone. Please contact us for a form G and fees for media cards
Film crew fixing and Customs Kit clearing
The government of Uganda requires all film crews intending to come with their equipment to temporarily clear it at immigration on arrival something that can waste much of your time and you end up incurring un expected cost. At Encounter, we will request you to send your Kit list which we shall send to our specialist clearing agent for an evaluation. It is usually a percentage of the total and once we have established how much it would cost, we will advise you according and you pay for this in advance. On arrival, our clearing agent will be waiting for you at immigrations to help you with all this. For more details on kit clearing, please contact us
Visa for Film Crews
You can obtain a visa on arrival but sometimes, film crews do not like lining up for this. We can help you to obtain need a Tourist Visa or Business Visa to Uganda on arrival or form one of our embassies closer to you. If requested, we will send you a letter that you will present to any embassy for them to issue you a visa otherwise, you can easily secure it on arrival after paying only USD50. Contact us more about Uganda Visa
Uganda Wildlife Filming Contract
Filming in any of Uganda’s National Parks requires you to obtain a filming contract and permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority. Many film crews who have contacted Uganda Wildlife Authority directly will share with you their story but at Encounter Africa safaris, we process and obtain for you a Memorandum of Understanding from Uganda Wildlife Authority (MOU) which will enable you carry out your filming in any of Uganda’s National Park. Filming mountain gorillas will cost you more than filming chimpanzees or other wildlife. Our location fixers are well conversant with filming crew fixing fees at Uganda Wildlife Authority and you won’t go wrong if you contact us. To enable us do this for you, you will need to send us a letter with your company logo and details explain who you are, which national parks you want to film, for how long, and how your shoot will help Uganda as a tourist destination. This letter should as well have details of crew members and their designations. If you want us to pick your copy from UWA on your behalf, then you will be required to send us an authorization letter to enable us pick it on your behalf. For more details about filming in Uganda National Parks, contact our location fixers
Film Crew Accommodation Booking
Tells us where you will be filming and we will advise you on the best or affordable and descent accommodation properties in such areas. We are not only film fixers but Tour Operators entitled to discounted rates which we will extend to your organization if contacted. Contact a Location Fixer about your Accommodation requirements.
Film Crew fixing and Transport in Uganda
As a film crew, you need strong vehicles with enough space to accommodate your crew members plus your filming kit. We organize transport for film crews depending on their requirements. Whether you want Land Cruisers customized for that, do not hesitate to contact us as this is part of our film crew fixing service. All our vehicles are driven by professional and trained drive guide who are very knowledgeable in Uganda’s culture, flora and fauna of which information, you will find helpful and should you require any additional support service, they will be in position to help you.
Film Crew fixing Support Staff
Encounter Africa Safaris has assembled the best team most of whom have been working in prominent tour operators handling film crews. You will definitely benefit from their wide knowledge. Should you require specialist personnel in the area of your filming, please contact us and we will advise and organize them for you.
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