Filming in Dahlak Marine National Park
Dahlak Marine National Park is located in the Northern Red Sea Region of Eritrea. It includes part of the Dahlak archipelago and the surrounding waters. One must now acquire permission before being allowed to travel there for any activity including filming.
Some of the major features to film in the park include wildlife and 325 different species of fish in the waters surrounding the region. You will also have an opportunity to film the local people on the island as they practice their traditional lifestyle of herding goats and camels, as well as fishing.
Requirements to film in Dahlak Marine National Park, Eritrea
You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Dahlak Marine National Park in 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 in Dahlak Marine National Park.
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 in Dahlak Marine National Park.
On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot in Dahlak Marine National Park 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 in Dahlak Marine National Park 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 in Eritrea to help you film in Dahlak Marine National Park
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 in Dahlak Marine National Park. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Eritrea.
Where to stay during filming in Dahlak Marine National Park
Lodge options to stay in during filming in Dahlak Marine National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options include Dahlak Hotel and Dahlak Island Resort among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.
What is the best time to film in Dahlak Marine National Park?
Filming in Dahlak Marine National Park is done throughout the year. Generally, Eritrea has very good year-round sunny and dry filming conditions.
Why use Africa Fixers?
Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company based in East Africa We assist filming companies and Production agencies interested in filming in 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 successful filming in Dahlak Marine National Park.