Zanzibar is a paradise for fashion shoots and advertising campaigns. Our director is a professional photographer who has been involved with the industry for over two decades and has worked with many local and international agencies.
Gallery Photography can scout and manage that perfect location for that special look and atmosphere that your next photography shoot requires. We also have a sister company www.tanzaniamodels.com
, which can provide you with a wealth of Tanzanian and internationally acclaimed models.
Gallery Photography services has portrayed a variety of tropical photography for client print and advertising campaigns that utilises tropical backdrops such as waterfalls, rain forests, isolated beaches and remote coastlines.
Should you require further help with your photography project, such as scouting a location for your print or advertising project, Gallery Photography can provide the scouting services to obtain all necessary location permits
, film production coordination
and transportation needs.
Gallery Films is based in Zanzibar and offers a fast, reliable and efficient service to local and overseas film crews in Tanzania. Gallery Films understands the needs of film crews and television production crews, from crew objectives, pre-production, shooting and post-production.
As part of our services, we can handle the import and customs clearance of film and filming equipment, arrange ground and air transport and permits. We can assist in finding locations and actors as required.
In Zanzibar, we will organize your itinerary from start to finish, booking in Zanzibar hotels
accommodation to meet your needs and budgets, supplying drivers and transport from our fleet of cars; land cruisers, mini vans and mini buses for your crew. Our agent will be able to assist you in bringing your equipment into the country and clearing customs and our professional English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Swahili speaking guides, can be assigned to you, to help you with your day to day requirements, translating and smoothing over any local difficulties.
Contact us to arrange the services that you require.
For more information on filming in Zanzibar, see our sister company's web site:
• A Letter of Appointment addressed to Gallery Tours that
they will handle all the arrangements in Zanzibar
• A synopsis or script for submission with official
Film Permit and Business Visas
We suggest you acquire a visa before your arrival in
Tanzania. These are available from the Tanzanian embassy in
your country. Visas are available on entry in Tanzania if
you cannot organize one in advance.
In order to obtain a film permit, we require the
• Personal info of each crew member (name, DOB, Profession,
Passport #, Date and place of issue)
• Dates of arrival in Zanzibar and duration of shoot
• List of TV and Film Equipment
• Purpose of film
Once all the information is ready, it can take from 3
working days to few weeks, depending on the film, to obtain
the appropriate paperwork's in Zanzibar. Please note that
Permits issued for Tanzania are not valid in Zanzibar. If
you wish to film in the Zanzibar archipelago, there is a
separate application process, even if you have filming
permits for mainland Tanzania. In Zanzibar, filming rights
for 1 to 7 days costs $700 USD.
Film Permit download
The following are some of the projects we have been
Laura Bush Trip to Zanzibar Mo and Me
Endemol – Hotel Inspectors
Bench Mark (Zain) productions
Tamil Film -
Mnet documentary - South Africa
Face of Africa Sand Bank shoot