Filming in lchkeul national park Tunisia
The national park is located in northern Tunisia and was established in the year of 1980. The national park is made up of the Ichkeul Lake and several wetlands. Ichkeul Lake is known to be a place where thousands of migratory birds stop over to feed and nest. This lake is also the last lake that remained in the chain that once spread across North Africa. The national park is a home to several wildlife that includes wild boars, wild water buffalo, crested porcupine, jackal, Egyptian mongoose, eurosian otter and wildcats. The park is not only a home to wildlife but also to several bird species which are over the number of 200. These include the waterfowl, booted eagle, wading bird, grey heron, purple gallinule, white headed duck, graylag goose and many others.
Requirements to film in Tunisia
In order to film in this park. You will need to acquire permission by applying for a general filming permit. Once applied for, the permit takes a number of days to be processed so it needs enough time before the filming in order to complete the necessary process and secure the filming permit. Filming permits in Tunisia are processed by the Tunisian ministry of culture.
Media accreditation is also vital for filming in Tunisia and the application is made to the media council and once paid for, the media cards are processed in a few days. Contact film crew fixers for further information on the media accreditation for filming in Tunisia.
Filming equipment also needs to be cleared and this can be done through a bonded agent or securing a 5% percent of the value of equipment, however this is not advisable and the preferred procedure is that of using a bonded agent. Africa Fixers has all the necessary connections with a number of bonded agents that can clear your equipment on entry and exit. Contact us for any help with kit clearing.
Tunisian visa and work permit advice
A tourist visa or business visa can work for your entry into the country. Film crews prefer getting there visa before coming into the countries and this is possible through the embassies and consulates of those countries that are not of free entry to Tunisia. Proof of yellow fever and vaccination and a Covid 19 free negative certificate are necessary for entry. The prices of visas and work permits change regularly. For updated information regarding travel to Zimbabwe, you can contact us or your embassy. The following are necessary for a visa in Tunisia
- Tunisia visa application form that is completed and signed
- A passport valid for at least 6 months
- A copy of the first page of the passport
- A recent passport sized photograph of the traveler
- Proof of accommodation or invitation for a tourist visa
- Official business invitation letter for business
Tunisia transport services
Africa Fixers organizes transportation for film crews to film in Tunisia. Depending on their interest and Budget and the nature of roads to the destination. We organize both road and air transport for film crews. We recommend customized 4×4 safari land cruisers for vehicles because of the nature of roads in Tunisia. These land cruisers cost USD200-250 per vehicle per day. Fuel is estimated on the number of days that are scheduled by the filming schedule. We will need to look at it for establishing the mileage and distance to be traveled.
Film fixers to help you film in Tunisia
All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to most of the parts in Tunisia and are very conversant with the local situations .they provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. They also act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location. Contact us if you need a film fixer in Tunisia.
What is the best time to film in Tunisia
Filming in Tunisia can be done throughout the year however, the months between April to September are best to film because they are sunny and hot unlike the other months that are rainy.
How to get there
You can fly into Tunis carthage international airport and head to the direction of Bizetre . The park is 20 kilometers before reaching Bizetre.
Where to stay when filming in Ichkeul national park Tunisia
Accommodation options when filming in this place vary. These range from budget, midrange and luxury. Your choice of accommodation depends on your interest and budget. Lodge options include Dar Ichkeul, Dar El karba, Dar Warda and many more. Contact us for help with reservation and more information on accommodation.
Why use film crew fixers to film in Tunisia
Africa Fixers is a company based in Uganda that assists production agencies and filming companies in South, North, central and East African countries as a whole. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all the relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies to make sure that accreditation and filming permits are processed in a short time. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming in Tunisia