Filming on the Maskali Islands
The Maskali Islands are located off the coast of Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjoura. The islands are part of the Djibouti Region.
It offers a great opportunity to shoot an impressive diversity of fish and coral reefs. Some of the notable species to film include GT jacks, red carp, kingfish, barracuda, grouper, dolphin fish, sailfish, marlin and many other species
Requirements and fees to film on the Maskali Islands
You will need to get permission to be allowed to film on the Maskali Islands in Djibouti. Contact us here and we will help you secure a filming permit for filming in Djibouti.
Unauthorized filming, photography or any other recording of government buildings, military installations and key infrastructure such as airports and border controls, bridges, and public buildings, as well as of religious sites such as mosques is illegal while filming in Djibouti. Penalties may include arrest, fines and confiscation of your filming equipment. Please contact us here for more information on filming on the Maskali Islands.
On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot on the Maskali Islands as below;
Djibouti Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa or business visa to allow you entry in Djibouti. Crew of all nationalities travelling to Djibouti can obtain a visa on arrival. The visa must be applied for at your closest Djiboutian embassy prior to travelling. The visa is valid for up to 30 days. US passport holders see here for more information.
Journalists require a letter of accreditation approved in advance by the Ministry of Communication and Culture Djibouti. U.S. journalists and other journalists working for U.S.-based media institutions should contact the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section at least two weeks prior to travel to facilitate this accreditation process. Journalists who fail to receive an accreditation letter risk arrest, seizure of equipment and/or expulsion. 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 South Sudan embassy or Contact us here for the latest travel information to Djibouti.
Djibouti Vehicle Hire Services
Film Crew Fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film on the Maskali Islands depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film. We recommend Customized 4x4WD 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.
Film Fixers in Djibouti to help you film on the Maskali Islands
All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Djibouti and are thus conversant with the local situations and are able to provide relevant information and fix any situation on ground. These act as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Djibouti. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Djibouti to help you film on the Maskali Islands.
Where to Stay during filming on the Maskali Islands
Lodge options to stay in during filming on the Maskali Islands range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.
What is the best time to film on the Maskali Islands
Filming on the Maskali Islands is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season between June to September.
Why use Film crew fixers?
Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company in East Africa. We assist filming companies and Production agencies in Ethiopia and Djibouti. We handle all fixer services required with our professional team of local fixers and driver guides. We have all relevant connections with other service providers and government agencies in Djibouti to make sure that accreditation and filming permits for filming in Djibouti are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming on the Maskali Islands.