Where to film the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia

Gelada baboon is sometimes called the bleeding-heart monkey or the gelada “baboon”. It is one of the species of the Old World monkey found only in the Ethiopian Highlands, with large populations in the Semien Mountains. Geladas are also the last surviving species of ancient grass-eating primates that were once many.

Gelada baboon is only found and can be filmed in the Ethiopian Highlands in the Semien Mountains in the world, it is as well one of the rarest and most endangered canids in the world. Are you planning or interested in filming Geladas in Ethiopia, Contact us here at Africa Fixers Ethiopia we will with ease help you plan and book for you your shoot accordingly.

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Requirements and permissions to film the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia

For filming in Ethiopia, there are no specific set fees. Donations are often required for local help for local film fixer to help you throughout during your shoot of the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia. Some regional governments will charge location fees. Most times, our fixer will need to travel to negotiate location fees in person. National parks fees are quite high, especially if filming aerial shots. Aerial filming in Ethiopia requires the pilot to have a flight permit from the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority. Please contact us for more information on filming in specific locations in Ethiopia.

A foreigner wishing to shoot films in Ethiopia is required by law to apply to the office of Government Communication Affairs Office Foreign Media Accreditation not later than ten (10) days prior to the day on which he/she is due to film if you don’t want to hustle contact us and we help you throughout securing a filming permit in Ethiopia. The application shall contain the purpose and title of the film, duration of the shooting and the exact location where it takes place and the total production cost of the film and the portion that will be used within Ethiopia.

The applicant should submit together with his application the following documents:

  • A copy of the film script along with its synopsis for feature films or synopsis for documentary films.
  • In case an Ethiopian personality is portrayed in the film as a character, a copy of a document of no objection from such person or his heirs, certified by an organ legally empowered to approve contracts and documents.
  • In case of a co-production by an Ethiopian and a foreigner, an agreement showing the responsibilities and liabilities of each party.
  • The nationality of the filming crew, the passport number, the country issuing the passport, their permanent and temporary addresses and other information as required by the Office.
  • The Applicant should also attach on the application, The name of the company, The name, the passport number and the nationality of the filming crew, The purpose and title of the film, Duration of the shooting and exact location where it takes place, The production cost of the film and Name and Telephone of the contact person or organization in Ethiopia

The applicant is required to submit together with his application the following documents.

  • A copy of the film script along with its synopsis for feature films or synopsis for documentary films.
  • A list of equipment necessary for shooting film, in 3 copies.
  • One passport size photograph at arrival

A foreigner applying for shooting film in Ethiopia should also pay to the Office a permit fee, where an applicant wishes to use an aircraft for shooting a film; he should obtain a flight permit from the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority. Contact us here for more information on aerial filming in Ethiopia.

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The permit and letter to the customs shall be issued immediately when the film crew members appear in person and sign an undertaking to adhere to the conditions of the permit and respect the laws of the country. Contact us here to help you secure a filming permit for Ethiopia, fees will be determined based on your filming location.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, visa and work permits, transport and others for a successful shoot of the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia as below;

Ethiopia Work permits and Visa Advice

You will need to purchase a tourist visa or a business visa. Many film crews prefer getting their visas before they come to Ethiopia this is the best way and you can get the e-visa through https://www.evisa.gov.et/ Also, depending o your country of origin you can as well got a visa upon arrival at any entry point and in this case, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport upon paying either US$52 for a single-entry visa with validity up to 30 days or US$72 for a single-entry visa with validity up to 90 days and you will get it immediately. Contact a consulate near you or us here for more information about the Visa application for Ethiopia.

Ethiopia Vehicle Hire Services

We will help you organize transport for film crews to film the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia depending on their interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to film in the park. 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. We also organize both charter and scheduled air transport for those that need to fly in order to reduce the number of drive hours to the Park. Contact us here.

Fixers in Ethiopia to help you film the Gelada baboon in Ethiopian Highlands

All our vehicles come with drivers who act as location fixers and most of them have been to almost all parts of Ethiopia and are thus conversant with the local situations and can provide relevant information and fix any situation on the ground. These work as intermediaries between you and our office while on location in Ethiopia.

Where to stay during filming the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia

Lodge options to stay in during filming the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia 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 reservation and booking details.

What is the best time to film the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia?

Filming the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of October to May, which is relatively dry than March April to September.

Why use Africa Fixers?

Film crew Fixers is a local fixer company in East Africa. We assist in filming companies and Production agencies in Ethiopia. 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 Ethiopia to make sure that accreditation and filming permits for filming in Ethiopia are processed in the shortest time possible. Contact us for details and all relevant information you would like to know for successful filming of the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia.