FILMING ON LOCATION WITH LOCAL FILM FIXERS IN ETHIOPIA
FILM LOCATIONS IN ETHIOPIA, EAST AFRICA
Ethiopia is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and South Sudan and Sudan to the west.
Here are some film locations that local location scouts have in the location libraries. Their 10 best and most incredible places to film in Ethiopia include Simien Mountains, Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibel, The Holy City of Harar ,Gondar, Blue Nile Falls, ,Addis Ababa, Aksum, Arba Minch, Danakil Depression, The People of the Lower Omo Valley.
Harar is one of the most impressive of Ethiopia’s historic sites, reflecting the long and colourful history of the country. Located in the East of Ethiopia, it was founded in the late first millennium BC and became a stronghold of Islam. Harar has been ruled by seventy-two successive Imams since its formation, through which time unique traditions have been born.
It is one of the main Muslim pilgrimages and has many fascinating sites including the old walled town which was established in the 1540’s and contains 90 mosques. One of the town’s ancient traditions has also become one of its main attractions; every day a selected resident goes out of the city and calls the Hyenas that live in the surrounding areas, only to feed them by hand.
Of all the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Langano is the most developed for tourism, lying adjacent to the Abiata-Shals National Park that is dominated by the two lakes for which it is named. Lake Langano is 18 km long and 16 km wide and its soft brown waters are set against the blue backdrop of the Arsi Mountains, which soar to 4000 m. Although the area around the lake is largely deforested, a variety of wildlife live here including hippos, monkeys, baboons, warthogs, and a huge variety of birds.