Thierry Banchet

Founder, Expedition Leader & Paramotor Instructor

Originally from France, Thierry has a passion for the African Continent. For more than twenty years he has explored the continent’s remotest corners, looking for the exceptional, and leading multiple expeditions. In the mid-nineties he discovered the PPG, proving, in his opinion, to be the ultimate way to discover the dark continent.

He’s a licensed PPG Instructor (French CAA license) and through NKP Expeditions, Thierry shares his passion, for flying in Africa, with pilots from around the world and organizes tailored expeditions for TV programs. As a Photographer, he has contributed to national and international publications. He has PPL and microlight aircraft licenses, is a scuba diving instructor and an Enduro bike enthusiast. Thierry speaks English, Spanish and French. He lives with his wife and daughter on a Big Five Game Reserve in South Africa.