Filming the Hamadryas baboons in Djibouti

Filming the Hamadryas baboons in Djibouti

Filming the Hamadryas baboons in Djibouti. The Hamadryas/Sacred Baboon is an Old World monkey found in northeast Africa, predominantly in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and parts of Sudan and Somalia. In Djibouti the Hamadryas/Sacred Baboons are common and can be filmed in mountainous areas of the highlands where they need cliffs to sleep.

They can also be found and filmed down to Red sea level on the eastern escarpment. A good place to see and film them up close is in the Mabla Mountains and the Obock region. Are you a film maker and interested in filming the Hamadryas/Sacred Baboons in Djibouti contact us here we will help you plan and book for you your shoot accordingly.

Requirements and fees to film the Hamadryas baboons

You will need to get permission to be allowed to film the Hamadryas baboons 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 the Hamadryas baboons.

On top of the above you will need to cover accommodation, Visas and work permits, fixer fees and transport for a successful shoot of the Hamadryas baboons 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

Eco film fixers will help you organize transport for film crews to film the Hamadryas baboons 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 the Hamadryas baboons

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 the Hamadryas baboons.

Where to Stay during filming the Hamadryas baboons

Lodge options to stay in during filming the Hamadryas baboons 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 the Hamadryas Baboons?

Filming the Hamadryas baboons is done throughout the year and the best time is during the dry season between June to September and is practically the best time for sighting them for filming.

Why use Eco film fixers to film the Hamadryas baboons

Eco film fixers is a local fixer company in Ethiopia, 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 of the Hamadryas baboons.