Filming in Denkalya Desert

Denkalya desert is located in the southeastern part of Eritrea, it is one of the best filming locations in Eritrea. it is a bit of Mars on Earth. The desert region offers some of the most beautiful sites and unique land forms on Earth, including many salt pounds of disparate colours green, blue, red, violet and many others.

Filming in Denkalya desert will give you an opportunity to film the long teams of camels which are used as a major mean of transportation in the desert. The desert is boiling about 60 degrees during the daytime and is freezing at night hence commonly referred to as cruelest place in the world due to its harsh environment. Are you a filmmaker and interested in filming in Denkalya desert contact us here we will help you plan and organize your shoot accordingly.

Denkalya Desert

Requirements and fees to film in Denkalya desert, Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Denkalya desert 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 Denkalya desert.

Unauthorized filming, photography or any other recording of government buildings, military installations and key infrastructure 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 Denkalya desert.

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

Eritrea Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist or business visa to allow you entry in 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 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 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 Denkalya desert 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 travelled.

Local Film Fixers in Eritrea to help you film in Denkalya desert

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 ground. These acts as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Denkalya desert. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Eritrea.

Where to stay during filming in Denkalya desert

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Denkalya desert range from Budget, 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 in Denkalya desert?

Filming in Denkalya desert 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 Denkalya desert.