The best time to film in the desert of Tunisia is from November to May,

The oasis region of Tozeur and Kebeli is “the door” of the Sahara Desert locations.

Chott el Djerid is a endorheic salt lake very well known for its moonscape looks. With a surface area of over 7000 km2

The Dahar region were you can find the Troglodyte homes, traditional olive oil press, traditional Amazigh “Berber” villages like the villages of Tamazret, Toujen, Cheneni, Matmata, as seen in the first Star Wars film, is a location of note in this region.

Transport and accommodations

No need for a 4X4

Hotels gite and auberges and troglodyte rooms are available in the Dahar region like Toujane, we recomande Diar Toujane.

Diar Barbar is a good hotel with several accommodations situated in Matmata.

To get a drone permit in Tunisia you need to get the approval from three ministries (Interior, Defense and Equipment (responsible of the airports and harbor)). You need also to get a general film permit.

You need to send your request 45 days before your filming day, with a specification of the location, GPS coordinates and exact flight time of your drone.

Also a copy of the drone pilot permit and the synopsis of the movie or documentary you want to film.

You need to do that whenever you use your drone.

Drone Tunisia

If you are a Tunisian company you can get a permanent drone permit, renewed every month. You are simply requested to announce to the authorities when and where you will use the drone.

The importation of a drone to Tunisia is not allowed and the Tunisian customs services will detent it. You will get it back when you leave the country. If your exit airport is not the same one you used for your entry, you need to write a request to inform them, to ensure that they bring it to your exit airport on your leave (An extra payment is possible in this case).

If, for any reason, you can’t bring it back with you or you want someone else to bring it with them, you need to write a request to inform the customs services about that, specifying the person’s name and their passport number. In all cases, you need to inform the customs services by phone that you are leaving, 24h before your flight, so they can prepare it for you without any delay, on your flight day. You can ask for their number directly or by calling the airport or your cellphone operator.

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