Lewis Hamilton to “carry experience in Kenya in heart forever”

Lewis Hamilton with an elephant calf at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary./COURTESY

Legendary Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has been tracing his roots across Africa in visits to different sites in Kenya, Namibia and Rwanda.

Hamilton, 37, arrived in Kenya on the 7th of August at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport before departing to Maasai Mara Reserve to watch the world-famous wildebeest migration in Mara.

In an emotional social media post, the seven-time World Champion seemed to have enjoyed his interaction with the Pokot people writing;

“I spent time with the Pokot people in Kenya and just to be in their presence is one thing…To be welcomed was something different entirely and a massive honour I don’t take lightly. The way I felt here is how I feel with my family back at home. We are all family, anyway. I’ll carry this experience, and all my other memories from Kenya and from this journey as a whole, in my heart forever.”

Lewis who has a Caribbean ancestry as his father Anthony Hamilton is of Grenadian descent, said spending summer break in Africa was something he had wanted to do for years.

In photos he posted across his social media enjoying walking on sand dunes and posing next to a hot air balloon in Namibia he captioned them saying;

“…I’m finally tracing my roots through Africa and guys, to say this journey has been a grounding experience is an understatement. This has been a life changing reset. I feel like I have gained a new perspective on life, grown an even closer with my brothers who I’ve shared this special journey with. Everywhere I look I’m surrounded by so much beauty, and I feel truly re-centered and at peace…”

Lewis Hamilton with a giraffe calf at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary./COURTESY

In his visit to Reteti Animal Sanctuary, Hamilton dedicated a long post thanking the Sanctuary for hosting him and his team as well as dedicating their time to rescue, research and conservation.

Earlier he had expressed his speechless experience in Rwanda as he filmed Gorillas in their natural habitat.

In his Formula One career Lewis Hamilton has won a record of seven World Drivers’ Championship titles holding the record for the most wins.

He has been involved in equality fights as well as fighting against racism in the world.

He left the country on Saturday boarding a commercial flight for Amsterdam.