Filming Turtles in Eritrea
Eritrea’s extensive coast supports a rich array of natural systems including coral reefs, mangrove forests, beaches and seagrass beds providing important foraging and breeding grounds for marine turtles, this has made Eritrea one of the best places in Africa to shoot marine turtles. All of the species recorded in the WIO region occur in Eritrea’s waters.
Filming turtles in Eritrea will give you an opportunity to shoot all the five species of marine turtles which reside in Eritrea’s waters of the Red Sea. These include green, hawksbill, olive ridley, loggerhead and leatherback turtles. The best places where to film turtles in Eritrea include Dahlaks Islands and the Red sea waters.
Requirements and fees to film turtles in Eritrea
You will need to get permission to be allowed to film turtles 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 turtles 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 turtles 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 of turtles 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
Film Crew Fixers Ethiopia will help you organize transport for film crews to film turtles in Eritrea 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 travelled.
Local Film Fixers in Eritrea to help you film turtles in Eritrea
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 Dahlak Islands. Contact us here if you are in need of a Film fixer in Eritrea.
Where to stay during filming turtles in Eritrea
Lodge options to stay in during filming turtles 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 Dahlak Island Resort, Dahlak Hotel and Luna Hotel among others. Contact us here for booking and reservation details.
What is the best time to film turtles in Eritrea?
Filming turtles in Eritrea is done throughout the year. Generally, Eritrea has very good year-round sunny and dry filming conditions.
Why use Film crew 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 of turtles in Eritrea.