The arrival of ZANSKAR PRODUCTIONS; a filming crew from Madrid Spain in Buhoma Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a world Heritage Site and home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population on 27th June 2010 left the Tourism department in a jovial mood as the crew set pace among other tourists to unfold the pristine natural endowments of the impenetrable forest, the mountain gorillas of Mubare family.
The crew visited Uganda’s oldest group of habituated gorillas that was opened for tourism as far back in 1993. The Assistant Warden Tourism Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Godfrey Balyesiima, is optimistic that this robust filming endeavour covering Uganda’s most sought after tourism attractions notably the mountain gorillas will work as a catalyst to boost both the domestic and international tourism markets as it shows live on the national television channel in spin.
The film crew will also spend 6 days from 29th June – 6th July 2010 filming in Rwenzori Mountain National park also known as the “Mountains of the moon” one of our world heritage sites. The Rwenzori today is remarkable for its majestic scenery and varied vegetation rather than its fauna. Elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, bushbuck, chimpanzee and leopard are present but are rarely seen.
However primates such as black and white colobus and the blue monkey may be seen, as well as the hyrax, the elephant’s diminutive cousin. The Rwenzori is also home to 241 bird species of which 19 are endemic to the mountain. Several birds are limited to just a few forests along the Albertine rift, notably the Rwenzori Turaco.
Crew taking shots after briefings in preparation for departure to gorilla track. Porters help carry luggage, push and support visitors when tracking gets tough.