Filming in the Dahlak Archipelago Eritrea

The Dahlak Archipelago is home to over 200 Islands. The Islands are home to a population of 2500 people who still maintain their traditional lifestyle of fishing and herding goats and camels.

There is much to film on the Dahlak Archipelago islands including mangrove trees, Shoals and submerged coral reefs, and spectacular marine life (dolphins, sharks, dugongs, turtle species, hermit crabs, fish, mollusks or shellfish), shipwrecks and pumice stones formed from submarine volcanoes make the Red Sea an unforgettable diving experience. The Red seawater surrounding the islands also offers a great opportunity for filming yacht cruising (scuba), diving, and (pearl) fishing.

Dahlak Archipelago Eritrea

Requirements and fees to film in the Dahlak Archipelago, Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in the Dahlak Archipelago 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 the Dahlak Archipelago.

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 the Dahlak Archipelago.

On top of the above, you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees, and transport for a successful shoot in the Dahlak Archipelago 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 you organize transport for film crews to film in the Dahlak Archipelago 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 the Dahlak Archipelago

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

Where to stay during filming in the Dahlak Archipelago

Lodge options to stay in during filming in the Dahlak Archipelago range from Budget, and 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 the Dahlak Archipelago?

Filming in the Dahlak Archipelago 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 both in Ethiopia and 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 the Dahlak Archipelago.