Exclusive for videographers and pro photographers
We’ve been conducting Film Crew Safaris for the better part of a decade. These safaris require exclusive Film Crew permits, which can be had for the duration you wish, allowing access to remote and otherwise closed areas of the Serengeti and Ruaha for wildlife filming and photography. Our vehicles are set-up for solidly mounting fluid heads (75mm, 100mm, and 150mm bowls) in high, low and ultra-low positions.
These filming permits are key to capturing professional footage and are used by renowned videographers. We have highly experienced driver/guides for these safaris who have decades of experience working with Nat Geo, BBC and other pro wildlife documentarians.
Precise planning and protocols need be followed to procure and exercise these permits, but this is where our experience comes in and we have streamlined the process as much as possible. Please contact us with your plan and we’ll help with the script and permit application.
- Film Crew permits
- Special access in remote areas
- Incredible photo/video ops
(+2 travel days)
Day 1Wed Jan, 01Arrive Arusha, Killimanjaro airport (JRO)Evening arrival Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) transfer to the Kiboko Palace Hotel, overnight.
Day 2Thu Jan, 02AM drive to the SerengetiAn early AM drive to the Serengeti, arriving at camp around noon. Spend the day setting up and preparing for filming starting the following morning. Evening game drive.
Day 3Fri Jan, 03Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 4Sat Jan, 04Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 5Sun Jan, 05Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 6Mon Jan, 06Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 7Tue Jan, 07Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 8Wed Jan, 08Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 9Thu Jan, 09Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 10Fri Jan, 10Film Permit DayFilm Permit Day. Explore film and photograph, generally all day everyday.
Day 11Sat Jan, 11Am departure driving back to ArushaWe'll depart in the morning (short game drive optional) headed back to Arusha. Relax at your hotel for the afternoon, then transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.
Please note: This is just a sample itinerary, the duration and dates are flexible. Also, these filming safaris must be approved by the Tanzanian Film Board, and planning at least 4 months in advance is reccomended to get approval. Bringing high-end video-specific cameras, such as a Red, Arri, Sony, BMD, or Canon Cinema into Tanzania adds a significant level of complexity with customs and the Film Board and you will be required to post a bond based on camera value. However, DSLR cameras that shoot still images as well as video are exempt form the bond requirement, so far.
The cost of the filming permits alone is $354. per day per person plus a $1000. application fee, however this per day charge includes the park entry fee and camping fee ($130) so the extra cost is $284. This film permit cost does not include the primary safari costs - ie. vehicles, guides and accommodations. This is priced for 2 persons and 8 filming days, plus an extra day to get set up in camp. We generally drive to and from the Serengeti given the extras gear associated with these filming safaris.
- 100% escorted from time of arrival in Tanzania to departure
- All lodging in Tanzania
- All meals
- Drinks, incl. bottled water, soft drinks, beer, variety of house spirits & wine while in camp
- Unlimited game drives
- Premium guest suites & tents, double occupancy
- Laundry in camp
- All transportation, airport transfers during your stay in Tanzania
- Pre & post safari hotels in Arusha or Dar es Salaam
- All national park & conservatory fees
- WiFi when available
- Private guide & vehicle
- Filming permits at $300/day/person + $1,000 permit application fee
- International flights
- Tanzania internal flights
- Personal items
- Premium wines/spirits
- Drinks and Alcoholic beverages at pre/post safari hotels
- Extra days beyond the itinerary (camp and hotels)
- Photo equipment unless otherwise arranged
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Premium medical evacuation insurance
- Tanzania visa fee ($100)