Filming in Bombo Lumene National Park DR Congo
Have you ever been to Bombo Lumene National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo for filming? Would you like to enjoy the filming adventures in this untamed national park? Yes, Africa Adventure Vacation is the best destination where you will be able to go and closely film the world’s wildlife secrets found within the Bombo Lumene National Park. It gets its name from two famous rivers within the park, the rivers of Bombo and Lumene, which provide a good place for sightings of fauna and flora species, especially on weekends, weekdays, and even honeymooners.
What makes this park the most spectacular and special is its close proximity to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kishansha, as you transit through the savannahs of the Bandu’undu, the famous grasslands of the Democratic Republic of Congo. From Kishasha, you will just drive for 2 hours, roughly 135 kilometers, to access the Bombo Lumene National Park. Most notably, there is this incredibly adventurous national park.
Bombo Lumene National Parkstill features climbs or hikes, strolls, and washing places in the stream, all of which contribute to an overall relaxing, wonderful, calm, and serene experience. Because the nights are so cool during the dry season, there are far fewer bugs (remember sweaters and hiking beds, assuming you go then, at that point). Basically, you should go to Bombo Lumene if you are an experienced camper, or a newcomer to nature, looking for a quick and easy break, or for any other reason you require.
What to film in Bombo Lumene National Park
Filming wildlife in Bombo Lumene National Park
Many of the wildlife species that are interesting to film can be found in the park, which is very interesting. A few creatures are conceivably visible within the national park. Furthermore, the park features notable birds. You can also film other animals such as hippos, buffaloes, and gazelles. However, there is a room. There are open-bolt vacationer cruises (between two and four hours) with several opportunities for washing in the Lumene River, which is completely unpolluted. The nearby fascination is to be worn by the current upstream and to get up to speed at the procedurally scaffold in extremis. However, be cautious because the place isn’t well-known and the rapids are close to where the cases of drowning have been identified and reported. The most popular activity here is drinking lagero, water, and wine, and then drifting down the rapids, which can be either extremely enjoyable or extremely dangerous, depending on the pace and depth of the canal. Shooting untamed life in this park will require you to set up camp quickly, which will require you to wake up at 4 a.m. after spreading out salt for them to lick. The recreation area, too, has a fantastic view for filming. It is also surrounded by many nearby networks and the road network works.
The best approach to viewing wildlife is to perform our short-term setting up camp extra, and to see the creatures, we can awaken around 4 a.m. after spreading out salt for them to lick. The vista is still breathtaking, but there are sadly few additional creatures here, despite the fact that there used to be creatures everywhere. And so interestingly, River Lumene is a wonderful site to fish for the Mbenga Tiger Fish, which is native to the area, and if you bring your own gear (we can also rent it out), this is a great thing to do while you’re here, but they’re difficult to catch, and therefore, you can also film this, which is so much fun, and filming in Bombo-Lumene National Park is so much fun.
Food, refreshments, a tent or sleeping bag if you want to bring your own, bug repellant, a swimming suit, and games are all recommended. Most camp sites allow you to drive right up to them, so you won’t need to pack too tightly (though it is easier).
What do you need to film in Bambo Lumene National Park?
The first requirement is to obtain filming permits and clearance.
For any related filming activity to be done in the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in Bombo-Lumene National Park, all the filming crew members have and possess the filming permits and these are provided with permission by the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order for you to continue with your elephant filing in Bombo-Lumene National Park. Other than the filming permits, you will also need to have your filming equipment cleared at any point of entry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, whether through the international airport or by using the land borders. The filming equipment is supposed to be cleared by the customs department, which is always stationed at the point of entry.
Therefore, as Africa Adventure Vacations, this is where we do help you a lot. By merely informing us of your intentions to do elephant filming in Bombo Lumene National Park, we are very experienced in organizing for you the whole adventure activity, including processing for you the filming permits required, organizing for you the accommodation facilities, transportation, help in obtaining for you the local authorities’ permits, as well as aiding you in clearance of your filming equipment with the customs department of the Democratic Republic of Congo at your point of entry.
With the Democratic Republic of Congo filming procedures, there is no formal process for the filming permits allocation and thus this is handled by negotiations between the parties, and at Africa Adventure Vacations, we are experienced in doing this. Also, the DR. Congo government doesn’t authorize filming in the areas of interest, especially filming the military installation projects, filming of government buildings, as well as filming along the border areas, and this is illegal and you may be penalized in the courts of law or even have your equipment confiscated. If you want to do filming that will require you to shoot by the use of drones, market filming, or filming alongside the road whereby you will inconvenience traffic, such as filming in the cities or those in the national parks, then you will also need to get permission from the local authorities. To avoid inconveniences, you will need to contact Africa Adventure Vacations so that we can advise you accordingly when to do filming in Bombo Lumene National Park.
Visas and work permits are required as part of the second requirement.
As you are aware, it is illegal to enter another country without a visa. It is important that all the film crew members obtain the visa to be allowed into DR. Congo. For the neighboring Congo countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda, you can get the visa immediately on arrival. For the DR Congo Visa, it’s a different story. Rather, you must apply for the visa in advance through your nearby DR Congo Embassy. The single entry visa in Congo costs $100 and is valid for one month. The one valid for two months costs $135, while for the one valid for six months, you will need to pay $400. The important thing to note is that the DR. Congo Visa will need to be applied for in advance, about 3 weeks or a month before your planned dates of travel to Congo for the filming, since this Visa cannot be issued on arrival as it is in her neighboring countries. The film crew members will not be allowed to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo to do filming in Bombo-Lumene National Park without a visa. Another document here is the yellow fever vaccination card, and thus, please contact us at Africa Adventure Vacations for the best filming opportunities in the DR. Congo.
Yes, at Africa Adventure Vacations, we make sure that we make transport arrangements for you such that when you are in the Democratic Republic of Congo for filing, you don’t get stranded. We have got our own fleet of cars and we book and arrange the vehicle services for the film crew members depending on the interests, budgets, and terrain of the area that is going to be filmed. For the film crew members going to film in the rough terrain, we advise them to use the 44 wheel drive vehicle that will be able to navigate the hills in Bombo Lumene National Park. We shall be able to tell you how much it cost in terms of the furl and the mileage covered in order to determine how much you will spend on the vehicle per day. Africa Adventure Vacations also organizes both chartered and scheduled flights within the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially for visitors who are interested in flying and do not have the time to drive long distances on the road.
Our hired vehicles will be manned by a well-experienced driver guide who has been in the Democratic Republic of Congo and knows all the corners of the country from the point of arrival up to the Bombo Lumene National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The driver fixer will be able to share with you the basic information about the Democratic Republic of Congo and will give you all the solutions required when it comes to film fixing, so you are lucky to book your filming safari in Bombo Lumene National Park with Africa Adventure Vacations.
What is the cost of filming Bombo Lumene National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
All the visitors going on the filming adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo must obtain valid filming permits. Filming for the personal use you will just need to pay the park entrance fees and then the fees and do the activity while if your filming for commercial purposes and documentary, it will be the The Institut Congolais Pour la Conservation de la Nature that will issue the filming permit depending on which destination that you’re going to do filming from. But generally, you will need to pay the park entrance fees and then percentage levied for filming as it will be well explained by the The Institut Congolais Pour la Conservation de la Nature. We engage with the The Institut Congolais Pour la Conservation de la Nature in ensuring that we get for you the right and affordable Congo filming Permit.
Is filming in Bombo Lumene National Park safe?
Filming in Bombo-Lumene National Park is safe. Well, we all know that over recent years, DR. Congo has been affected by instabilities which have threatened investors as well as the tourism industry in the country. Such instabilities and disasters have come because of Ebola and other rebellion conflicts that have halted the filming process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, as of recently, the Congo has returned to peace, with only a few cases of insecurity, and the filming industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is safe and thriving, so we can assure you that filming in Bombo-Lumene National Park is safe. As for Africa Adventure Vacations, we keep tracking and monitoring any security threats from time to time, and we are very cautious in that anytime we feel the threat, we can let you know. This advisory service is always given before the filming in Bombo-Lumene National Park starts. Always contact us at African Adventure Vacations for more information about filming in Bombo-Lumene National Park.
Gombe is 130 kilometers away from Bombo-Lumene National Park. Drive past the airport and continue on your way. At the huge intersection, turn right towards Kikwit/Bandundu (left towards Maluku) at the huge intersection, and stay on that way until you see the Bombolumene sign on your right side. You should check in with the ICCN authorities at the front door and then go down the sandy street until you reach the campground. From Gombe, it takes about 3 hours to get to the Bombo-Lumene National Park.
What to wear during filming in Bombo Lumene National Park in Congo?
In order to have a successful filming safari in Bombo-Lumene National Park in Congo, there are some of the items that you should not miss from your packing list, especially the right dressing code depending on the conditions available. Therefore, our visitors or the film crew members should put on or come with the following during filming:
- You need to wear long-sleeved shirts or long trousers while filming. It is good when they are waterproof, as this will protect you from being harmed by sharp tree branches and stones as well as thorns while in the Congo wildness filming.
- You need to wear water-proof shoes during filming. This will help you to navigate through the slippery trails that you will be following while filming in Congo as these will give you stability on the ground.
- Don’t miss out on putting on the gardening gloves when filming, which will be so influential in protecting your hands, and you can put them off when you feel you no longer need them.
- You also need to come with a rain jacket because, in most cases, filming is done in the tropical rain forests that are always wet, and this is why putting on a rain jacket is of great help to you.
- Since filming is always done in the wild, it is good that you have insect repellent with you to safe guard against various insects such as mosquitoes and any other biting insects.
Other clothes that you should not leave out are the water-proof safari back and jacket, as this will help protect your filming equipment from getting in touch with water. You can also put on the African safari hat, safari socks, and shorts that you can sometimes put on, among others.
Where to stay during filming in Bombo Lumene National Park in Congo?
Here we can say that the only accommodation available is in the form of camping since it is not yet fully developed as a tourist destination. However, the chalet (two rooms, each with one twofold bed, $25 per room or $50 for the entire chalet) includes one washroom and a beautiful yard area overlooking the Bombo-Lumene valley and farmland. Three lodgings are located further away, each with one two-fold bed and a washroom ($20/room). 4 enormous tents ($30 each) that can accommodate 8–10 people, with light bedding provided for each, may be put up either near the chalet or by the stream. You are also welcome to bring your own tent ($10 per cent). There is a $15 section fee for each person, regardless of the option they choose.
What is the best time for filming in Bombo Lumene National Park?
Filming in Bombo Lumene National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is done throughout the year. However, it has been established that the best time to film in Bombo-Lumene National Park is during the dry season, which runs from June to October and then from December to February. The Democratic Republic of Congo is covered with tropical rain forest and this has influenced the country to experience the tropical rain climate, meaning that at times you can also experience certain rains unexpectedly. Therefore, you need to prepare accordingly for the changing weather conditions.
Why should you choose Africa Adventure Vacations for Bombo Lumene National Park filming safaris?
Africa Adventure Vacations is a local company based in Uganda but operates in East African countries that include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and South Africa, and we have over 10 years’ experience in aiding filming and production companies, especially those interested in filming mountains, nature-related wildlife and the culture of Africa. We provide services such as booking for the filming permits, clearing of the filming equipment, booking for the accommodation facilities, organizing transportation to the filming companies, all in the shortest period of time. We organize other wildlife packages to all of the above-mentioned countries, including gorilla packages to Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Therefore, you should not hesitate to choose us to be your film fixers in East Africa.