Namibia has been characterised as having geographic attributes described as being four countries in one. Four different and varied landscapes, each with its own features and attractions.
Namibia’s vast expanse encompasses the world’s highest sand dunes, the largest single piece of meteor on earth weighing 66 tonnes, the world’s oldest desert and the world’s second largest canyon. Namibia is also the fifth largest country in Africa – larger than Spain and Germany combined, yet despite the 824,292 square kilometres of still desert, less than 2.5 million people live here – the same amount of people who live in Paris!
The more you know about the multi-faceted country that is Namibia, the better your filming experience in beautiful Namibia will be.
Internationally renowned for its barren desert landscape, Namibia offers immense diversity, from rural to urban, beach scenery, misty coastal towns, seas of sand dunes, ghost mines, Germanic architecture to traditional villages and mud huts. Due to the changing climate conditions found throughout the expansive mass of land that is Namibia, the country provides a wide range of possible weather types.
Namibia offers motion picture industry infrastructure and low-cost, high-quality services. Filming permissions are easily obtainable, especially with the help of a local production company. Unlike many European countries, Namibia has a very welcoming approach to filming in public areas such as on streets and highways.
Namibian crews are renowned for their positive attitude, motivation and dedication. Due to Namibia’s ever-expanding film industry, Namibian crews not only have the qualifications in their field, but also the necessary local experience. Namibia’s film crews and technicians are multilingual and have international production experience.
With opposite seasons to the Northern hemisphere, Namibia’s climate of low average rainfall, with long daylight hours and an average of 300 days of sunlight annually, makes Namibia an ideal filming location.
Labour costs in Namibia, for experienced crews, are considerably lower than the cost of bringing in foreign crews. We also have low production costs and tax benefits for foreign companies working through a local production company. In addition to this, we have favourable exchange rates.
Namibia has several companies that specialise in high-quality equipment rental.
Namibia is a politically stable country with low crime incidents and friendly, helpful people.