Filming in Filfil Forest Eritrea

Filfil Forest is situated in the northeast of Asmara, it is considered the most beautiful countryside in all of Eritrea that contains the last remnants of Eritrea’s once-abundant evergreen tropical forest. Filfil forest is home to a variety of birds and mammal species that leave within the lush beautiful forest and plantation habitats.

Filfil is one of the best places in Eritrea to film birds and mammals. Notable bird species to film in Filfil forest include all manners of hornbills, weavers, canaries, owls, eagles, orioles, and many more. Mammals include Vervet monkeys and hamadryas baboons the sacred baboon of the Egyptians, are common and easily seen, and other more rare species have been reported which include gazelles, duikers, bushbucks, klipspringers, kudu, warthog, and even leopards.

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Are you a filmmaker and interested in filming in Filfil Forest contact us here we will help you plan and book for you your shoot accordingly.

Requirements and fees to film in Filfil Forest, Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in Filfil Forest 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 Filfil Forest.

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 Filfil Forest.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot in Filfil Forest 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 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 Filfil Forest 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 Filfil Forest

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 Filfil Forest. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Eritrea.

Where to stay during filming in Filfil Forest

Lodge options to stay in during filming in Filfil Forest 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 Filfil Forest?

Filming in Filfil Forest 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 Filfil Forest.