Stephen Tompkinson's African Balloon Adventure
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Travelling from one side of the continent to the other - across mountains, savannah and deserts - he encounters some of its most fascinating animals, and meets the people – vets, trackers, rangers, and hunters – who live and work alongside them.
On the way he finds a baboon that thinks it’s a goat, has a close encounter with a silverback gorilla, walks with lions, and visits the world’s only vulture restaurant.
He’s guaranteed a unique view of this extraordinary place because – inspired by Jules Verne - he’s travelling in a hot air balloon. A
nd, after crash landings, bad weather, and a rescue by Maasai tribesmen, Stephen discovers that travelling by balloon is often unpredictable, but always thrilling.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 180 minutes
Production Year: 2009
Main Language: English