BOTSWANA LOCATION FIXER
If you are looking for a Botswana location fixer and scout, FilmFixers will add great value to your production.
There are a number of reasons that make Botswana a compelling production location. Besides being rated as one of the most stable countries in Africa, Botswana location options abound.
Film Fixers has scouted the savanna and bushveld through to the arid Kalahari Desert.
The unforgettable Makgadikgadi Pans and legendary Okavango Delta are another two locations where we have fixed and scouted.
Contact us for more information on Botswana, as well as details on the required film visas and film permits.
Hiring buses, and crew vehicles in SA to cross into Botswana is also an option – Film Fixers will advise on how to comply with Botswana’s regulations. Most vehicle hire companies in South Africa are very familiar with the requirements and provide the necessary paperwork for cross-border access.
Most major international airlines from Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia fly to Johannesburg, South Africa, where connecting flights provide international air services into Gaborone, Kasane, Maun and Francistown from Johannesburg South Africa and other regional hubs.
Botswana do not have any relevant television/filming equipment hire companies – so equipment needs to be brought in or sourced in neighboring South Africa. Aside from that, most equipment for general production in the ‘bush’ can be sourced from a very vibrant tourism sector – please remember that Botswana is a VAST country, with little infrastructure outside of the main cities/towns, so it is important to ensure that you are self-sustainable in terms of infrastructure, food, water etc. and relevant commodities (batteries etc.) if you are going to be far off the beaten track…
Typical Winter weather will have sunny days, with temperatures dropping rapidly at night – especially in the desert areas. The dependable days make this the key safari tourism time – with the northerly Okavango Delta and Chobe regions providing more moderate temperatures.
And then to confuse matters, the Okavango Delta floods during the Winter season (it takes a while for the waters to move down from Angola) with animals congregagating around the waterways. It also makes filming tricky in the north-west, particularly if access is affected by water.
Makgadikgadi Pans – ancient salt pans in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana – sometimes flooded by the Delta coming into flood.
Tuli Block – incredible rock formations and undulating hills and bushland. One of the most beautiful parts of Botswana. , or the fauna and flora wetlands wonder of the Okavango Delta in the North.
Chobe – wildlife abounds, with the stark lanscape meeting the lush Chobe / Zambezi confluence. Check out Sedudu Island for a wildlife experience with a difference.
Kalahari – the Kalahari meets the Namib in the arid corner of Botswana, home to the San people and some of the most spectacular landscapes. Visit the burnt red Khawa dunes in the South West of the country.