'I'll carry this experience in my heart forever,' says Lewis Hamilton about his African holiday

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  • Lewis Hamilton is continuing to fill his memory bank with new experiences.
  • The F1 driver shared photos of a visit to Kenya, where he spent time with orphaned animals and met the Pokot tribe.
  • The Formula One season commences with the Belgian GP on 28 August.

Lewis Hamilton is continuing to fill his memory bank with new experiences.

The F1 driver has been travelling across Africa during the Formula One summer break and visited Kenya on his most recent stop.

"Thank you to the wonderful people at the Reteti Animal Sanctuary for not only hosting us, but more importantly, dedicating their time to rescue, research and conservation," he wrote alongside a carousel of photos of him and his friends spending time with rescued animals.

This was a truly centring experience, one that reinforces that we all share this planet. We're not above animals, we're with them. More often, we're guests in their homes. Every day in the motherland is more beautiful than the last.

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A second stop saw Hamilton spend time with "the Pokot people in Kenya".

According to Google Arts & Culture, "the Pokot are part of the Kalenjin community who are highland Nilotes originating from southern Ethiopia."

Hamilton shared his experience with the tribe, writing: "Just to be in their presence was 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."

The British racing driver concluded: "I'll carry this experience, and all my other memories from Kenya and from this journey as a whole, in my heart forever."

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Hamilton kicked off his F1 break in Namibia, where he and a group of his friends went on a hot air balloon ride. The friends then went on to spend time with Mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

READ MORE | Lewis Hamilton left 'speechless' as his travels across Africa continue

The Formula One season commences with the Belgian GP on 28 August.


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