Best places to film the wildlife of Eritrea

The wildlife of Eritrea is composed of a variety of flora and fauna species. Eritrea is home to 96 species of mammals and 566 species of birds. 60 years ago Eritrea could boast of all the large game animal species, unfortunately farming methods, population increase, deforestation, and war affected the habitats of these animals and hence causing the loss of large mammal species in Eritrea, currently only a few of these species can be sighted and filmed in the country.

The best places to film the wildlife of Eritrea include Semenawi Bahri National Park, Gash Barka region, Asmara region, and the Dahlak Islands for filming marine wildlife among others. Filming in these locations will give you an opportunity to shoot animals like lions, leopards, zebras, species of monkey, gazelle, antelope, and elephants. The coastal areas are home to many species of turtle, lobster, and shrimp, plant life includes acacia, cactus, aloe vera, and prickly pear and olive trees.

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Requirements to film the wildlife of Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film the wildlife of Eritrea. Securing a filming permit in Eritrea can be an expensive and time-consuming process so make sure to allow plenty of time for us to help you secure the permit for you. Filming in locations is possible in Eritrea given time, money, and the right approach. Contact us here for more information on filming the wildlife of Eritrea.

Unauthorized filming, photography, or any other recording of government buildings, military installations, and key infrastructures such as airports and border controls is illegal while filming in Eritrea. Penalties may include arrest, fines, and confiscation of your equipment. Please contact us here for more information on filming the wildlife of Eritrea.

On top of the above, you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot of the wildlife of Eritrea as below;

Eritrea Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry into Eritrea. You must obtain a visa from one of the Eritrean diplomatic missions close to you in your country of origin unless you come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival. 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 Eritrean diplomatic mission or us here for the latest travel information to Eritrea.

Eritrea Vehicle Hire Services

Africa Fixers will help organize transport for film crews to film the wildlife of Eritrea depending on their interest, budget, and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4×4 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.

Local Film Fixers to help you film the wildlife of Eritrea

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Eritrea 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. Contact us here if you need a Film fixer in Eritrea.

Where to stay during filming the wildlife of Eritrea

Lodge options to stay in during filming the wildlife of Eritrea range from Budget, and mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Asmara Palace Hotel and Africa Pension among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.

What is the best time to film the wildlife of Eritrea?

Filming the wildlife of Eritrea is done throughout the year. Generally, Eritrea has very good year-round sunny and dry filming conditions.

Why use Africa Fixers to film the wildlife of Eritrea

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in East Africa. We assist filming companies and Production agencies interested in filming both in Ethiopia and Eritrea. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides based in Eritrea. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in the shortest time possible for a successful shoot in Eritrea. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for the successful filming of wildlife in Eritrea.