Filming in the Danakil Depression in Eritrea

The Danakil Depression is one of the major filming locations in Eritrea; this as well overlaps the border with Ethiopia and Djibouti. It is situated in southern part of Eritrea in the Afar Triangle inhabited by a few Afar people who carry out salt mining in the depression.

The Danakil Depression is known for its volcanoes and as a contender for the hottest place on Earth with atleast an average year-round temperature reportedly 34.4C. It is as well the lowest and hottest places on Earth wher less than an inch of rainfall occurs every year.

Filming in Danakil Depression/Desert will give you an opportunity to shoot many features depending on what your documentary series will cover these include a beautiful Sunrise behind an Afar village, with salt lakes and volcanoes in the distance, Salt pans that stretch out across the region, the lava lake in the active volcano Erta Ale, one of only six lava lakes on Earth and the Afar local people along with the camels used to transport salt among other items. Are you a film maker and interested in filming in the Danakil Depression in Eritrea contact us here we will help you plan and book for you your shoot accordingly.

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Requirements and fees to film in the Danakil Depression in Eritrea

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film in the Danakil Depression 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 Danakil Depression in Eritrea.

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 the Danakil Depression in Eritrea.

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 Danakil Depression in Eritrea as below;

Eritrea Visa and work permit Advice

You will need to purchase the tourist visa 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 Ethiopia will help you organize transport for film crews to film in the Danakil Depression in Eritrea depending on their interest, itinerary, 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 the Danakil Depression

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

Where to stay during filming in the Danakil Depression in Eritrea

Lodge options to stay in during filming in the Danakil Depression in Eritrea 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 the Danakil Depression in Eritrea?

Filming in the Danakil Depression in Eritrea 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 Danakil Depression in Eritrea.