There are a variety of locations in Niger that are perfect for filming. The stunning red dunes of the Sahara Desert offer a unique and visually striking backdrop for any film. The Niger River, which is the country’s lifeline, provides opportunities for aquatic scenes, and the wildlife parks, such as the W National Park, are home to a diverse array of animals, including lions, elephants, and hyenas. The Hausa architecture found in the ancient city of Zinder, one of the oldest cities in West Africa, also provides a beautiful and historical location for filming.
Mbrella Films can provide you with a talented, English-speaking crew who have experience working with international productions. We can also assist in procuring any necessary equipment for your production, including camera gear, lighting equipment, and sound gear. Our experienced producers can help you plan your budget, and will make sure you get the most out of your resources while working in Niger. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help bring your vision to life.
Filming Locations in Niger
Niger is home to several wildlife parks, including W National Park and Termit Massif, which offer unique opportunities for capturing stunning wildlife shots in their natural habitats. The country also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with diverse ethnic groups and traditions that can add depth and authenticity to any film production. Whatever your film’s genre, Niger offers a wealth of scene options that can bring your story to life.
Niamey, the capital and largest city of Niger, is situated on the banks of the Niger River in the southwest of the country. The city boasts a great mosque and traditional buildings set amidst natural surroundings throughout the city. It is an ideal location for any film production seeking a traditional city with numerous natural landscapes nearby.
The Niger River is the main river of West Africa and the third-longest river in Africa that runs through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin, and then through Nigeria. It is often called the lifeblood of this desert country. Along the river, you can find many landscapes such as swamps, small islands, and various species of fish.
Hikma Complex is a modern mosque building that has been renovated to serve as a space where people can find knowledge and engage in religious practice. The project offers areas for learning, reading, studying, workshops, play, and worship. As a rare find in modern architecture in Niger, featuring this location in your film would add to the spectacular scenery of your production.
The Ténéré Desert
The Ténéré Desert is known for its beautiful shifting sand dunes. The UTA Flight 772 Memorial site can be found deep in the Ténéré Desert. Also, the Tree of Ténéré was once the most remote tree in the world. Both spectacular sites can be found in the Ténéré Desert, lying and waiting for your film production to capture them.
The Aïr Mountains, located in the northern part of Niger, offer a spectacular sight as they rise up from the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. The mountain range includes Mont Idoukal-n-Taghes, which is the highest peak in the country. If you’re looking for grand mountains to feature in your film production, the Aïr Mountains are a must-visit location.
Film Equipment and Crew in Niger
In terms of equipment and crew in Niger, they have a fantastic pool of crew, including directors and DOPs. As for other key crew members, Mbrella Films can help you get industry standard crew members that have an in-depth level of experience when it comes to production. All the equipment has to be brought in too including camera, gear, and lighting equipment. However, Mbrella Films has a local source that can help make the process easier and faster, they can provide any of the crew or equipment that your production needs. We can also help provide our producers who are diverse and have in-depth creativity that can guarantee you a perfect film production in Niger.
Budget for production in Niger
We have producers who have over 10 years of experience in video and film production who know the ins and outs very well, who respond quickly and can get your line budget done in extreme detail, from the permitting process, brought-in equipment and crew, and all the way to post-production. Please feel free to contact us via the contact form below if you’re interested in bringing your production to Niger. Mbrella Films is here to take care of your production through every step and help you bring out the best while filming in Niger.