Best places to film birds in Djibouti
Best places to film birds in Djibouti. Djibouti is home to a total of 400 species of birds of these one is endemic, one has been introduced by humans and three are rare or accidental and nine species are globally threatened among other bird species.
Notable bird species to film in Djibouti include Yellow-billed stork, Mycteria ibis, Black stork, Ciconia nigra, Abdim’s stork, Ciconia abdimii, Woolly-necked stork, Ciconia episcopus, White stork, Ciconia ciconia, Saddle-billed stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumenifer.
Requirements and fees to film birds in Djibouti
You will need to get permission to be allowed to film birds in Djibouti. Contact us here and we will help you secure a filming permit for filming in Djibouti.
Unauthorized filming, photography, or any other recording of government buildings, military installations, and key infrastructures such as airports and border controls, bridges, and public buildings, as well as of religious sites such as mosques is illegal while filming in Djibouti. Penalties may include arrest, fines, and confiscation of your filming equipment. Please contact us here for more information on the filming birds in Djibouti.
On top of the above, you will need to cover accommodation, visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot of birds in Djibouti as below;
Djibouti Visa and work permit advice
You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry to Djibouti. The crew of all nationalities traveling to Djibouti can obtain a visa on arrival. You must apply for the visa at your closest Djiboutian embassy prior to traveling. The visa is valid for up to 30 days. US passport holders see here for more information.
Journalists require a letter of accreditation approved in advance by the Ministry of Communication and Culture Djibouti. U.S. journalists and other journalists working for U.S.-based media institutions should contact the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section at least two weeks prior to travel to facilitate this accreditation process. Journalists who cannot receive an accreditation letter risk arrest, seizure of equipment, and/or expulsion. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit, and other entry and exit conditions, such as customs and quarantine regulations, can change regularly. We advise you to contact your local South Sudan embassy or contact us here for the latest travel information to Djibouti.
Djibouti Vehicle Hire Services
Film Crew Fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film birds in Djibouti depending on their interest, budget, and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4x4WD Land Cruisers. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your filming schedule to establish mileage and distance to be traveled.
Film Fixers in Djibouti to help you film birds in Djibouti
All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Djibouti and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Djibouti. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Djibouti to help you film birds in Djibouti.
Where to Stay during filming birds in Djibouti
Lodge options to stay in during filming birds in Djibouti range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.
What is the best time to film birds in Djibouti?
Filming birds in Djibouti is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season between June to September and is practically the best time for sighting animals in the park for filming.
Why use Film crew fixers to film birds in Djibouti
Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company in East Africa. We assist filming companies and production agencies in East Africa and beyond. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies in Djibouti to make sure that accreditation and filming permits for filming in Djibouti are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know about a successful film of birds in Djibouti.