Filming in Day Forest National Park

Day Forest National Park also known as Forêt du Day National Park is a national park located in the Goda Mountains and Tadjourah Region of Djibouti.

It offers an opportunity to shoot rare species of flora and fauna in the wilderness and beautiful woodland habitat of the park which also acts as a backdrop for your film. Notable animals found in Day Forest National Park include the Djibouti spurfowl (Pternistis ochropectus) and a population of green-winged pytilia. Birds inhabiting the forest are Gambaga flycatcher (Muscicapa gambagae), Somali bulbul (Pycnonotus (barbatus) somaliensis) and Somali starling (Onychognathus blythii). It is also home to the rare colubrid snake Platyceps afarensis.

Day Forest National Park

Requirements and fees to film in Day Forest National Park

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Day Forest National Park 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 filming in Day Forest 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 Day Forest National Park as below;

Djibouti Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase the tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in Djibouti. The crew of all nationalities traveling to Djibouti can obtain a visa on arrival. The visa must be applied for 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 fail to 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 contact your local South Sudan embassy or Contact us here for the latest travel information to Djibouti. 

Djibouti Vehicle Hire Services

Africa Fixers Ethiopia will help you organize transport for film crews to film in Day Forest National Park 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 travelled. 

Film Fixers in Djibouti to help you film in Day Forest National Park

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 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 in Day Forest National Park.

Where to Stay during filming in Day Forest National Park

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Day Forest National Park 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 in Day Forest National Park

Filming in Day Forest National Park 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 Africa Fixers?

Film crew Fixers a local fixer company in East Africa. We assist filming companies and Production agencies in the region and Djibouti. 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 for successful filming in Day Forest National Park.