Timely updating of your wildlife photography folder is every adventure traveler’s wish. With the current social media demand pressure for most current wild game photographs is priority. Africa game safaris provide you with chances of meeting variety of wildlife in there natural homes. Photographing during Uganda tour in Africa is one core destination that has caught several photographers’ eyes
Many are however bothered by limited information available on the requirements for wild game safari photography in Uganda. Some prior ground work has to be made prior to confirming your wildlife photographing adventure in Uganda.
Clearances with Uganda wildlife Authority are very essential as wild animals are highly protected even by World Wild Fund. Some animals may be lost because of off-track driving so all have to be catered for prior to organizing any wildlife photographing expedition.
Some funds are required per person per day to do commercial photography. Upon requesting for wildlife photography arrangements in Uganda, we start on the procedures needed by Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Penalty fees are also levied for off-track driving $ 150 per vehicle as this is expected to happen in a bid to get a clearer view of some wild animals. Over speeding in the pack is expected to happen in order to catch up with fast occurrences in the park like rarely seen animals, animals in action and so much more. Every moment in the park is relevant to this Uganda photographing tour.
Accidentally, a wild animal may be knocked down during photographing. This also calls for a certain penalty for every animal killed.
Sometimes animals may move to other parts of the park which is not designated especially those close by parks or reserves which is not included in your price. You have to pay an entry park fee.
All Uganda wild game safari photography activities calls for refundable deposit fee for copies of photos and a monitoring fee of 5% of the total photographing fees.
Short Filming and photographing Of Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees
Although gorillas and chimpanzees may not be considered as game, gorilla filming and photography is charged per day. $ 4000 per day of filming but this excludes a gorilla trekking permit per person per day.
Uganda Chimpanzee filming calls for a fee of $1000 per day but this excludes the chimpanzee permit per person.
As a safety requirement for any journalist hoping to do filming or photography in any country, media clearance is one of the top priorities. At Arch Safaris And Tours, we make all arrangements that clear all medical arrangements.
Each photographing crew member is required to write an introductory letter to get permission, present a copy of a valid passport especially the biodata part and a passport photo. If you get a permission letter from a credible security organ of your country of origin the better.
The media cards are provided as press permission according to the time you are expected to be photographing in Uganda.
Scouting For Great Wild Game Scenery In Uganda
Preparing for the most appropriate game safari photoshoot scenery in Uganda requires some background work. Observing the amount of game that normally spend there time in a particular location, what they normally do and how they go on throughout the day is important. This also saves on time wasting in the field if you have no particular spot on your wish list.
Although our safari guides are familiar with most game parks in Uganda because of the regular safaris tours that they conduct, sometimes extra research is required.
Different photographing companies that have worked with us have different photographing details that they prefer to include in there package.
We work with ranger guides on ground to locate the best scenery where the best photoshoots are possible and send some advance photos to our clients once requested for where necessary.
Hiring a ranger guide in advance to take great caution while in the wilderness as chances of encountering resistance from wild animals in the field are high.
Most photographing safaris in Africa require you to have some extra equipment to assist you in the field. Having the right means of transport to carry such delicate equipment is important. At Arch Safaris And Tours, we hire out vehicles that are suitable to carry equipment to the field.
It is best to also state the number of people the crew is travelling with so that suitable transport is prepared to carry everybody on a comfortable seat and the equipment.
The terrain in the field sometimes is very rough and slippery which requires at least a 4×4 vehicle. Such earlier preparations have to be planned for in advance especially during the rainy seasons.
Hiring Equipment to Use on a Photographing Uganda Game Safari
We understand that sometimes need for hiring extra equipment to support your game safari in Africa is necessary. At Arch Safaris and Tours, we have created partnership with companies that provide both filming and photography equipment for hire. They may not be many but the few that we have partnered with have up to standard equipment that tallies with the modern technology.
Airport Clearance On Arrival for Photography game safari In Uganda
If you are travelling for a big photographing safari in Uganda, you need clearance from the Revenue Authority of Uganda. This is based on the price of the equipment you are carrying, the model of the equipment and so much more detail.
In order to reduce on the time spent on arrival, we request for a list of all the details of the photographing equipment you are travelling with. We have to hand over these details to a clearing personnel at the airport who will assist you go through all the formalities on arrival.
Photography in any destination requires time to get best results with little distractions. Uganda safaris have peak seasons and low seasons. During the high seasons, the Uganda game parks have quite high traffic that may be an obstruction to your results. June to September are peak seasons so if you can try not to avoid such time you get better results.
February to May have less traffic so if you schedule your Africa Uganda tour in this period, the better the results with less disturbance.