The Great African Balloon Adventure
Inspired by Jules Verne?s first novel Stephen aims to fly across the entire African continent in a hot air balloon. After four years spent filming the popular ITV drama Wild At Heart, Stephen couldn?t help but fall in love with the Serengeti?s wildlife and landscape, and this is his attempt to decipher, explore and explain the relationship between Africa?s people and its stunning native creatures. Stephen experiences everything from crash landings ? close encounters of a dangerous kind, crocodile hunting, tracking wild elephants and the spectacular scenery across the continent. Stephen meets some Rwandan orphans, and visits a stately home deep in the African bush, gets close to mountain gorillas and gives some of the locals a chance to see their land from the sky.