Seven-time Formula One (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton is breaking odds by having his summer break in Africa.
The Mercedes driver told his fans that he chose Africa for his break so as to reconnect with his roots.
“This year I’m spending my summer break doing something I’ve wanted to do for years. I’m finally tracing my roots through Africa and guys, to say this journey has been a grounding experience is an understatement,” he posted on his Instagram page.
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Where Did Lewis Hamilton Start His Summer Break in Africa?
The legendary F1 British driver set off his African tour in Namibia. You can tell he is enjoying Africa in one of the photos he posted. Hot air balloons line up in the background as he poses spiritedly.
He explains that the Namibian tour changed his perspective in life, and he feels things are changing. The beauty of Africa – wildlife, desert, canyons, dunes – shapes his perspective about Africa.
“This has been a life changing reset. I feel like I have gained a new perspective on life, grown an even stronger love for animals and became 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-centred and at peace. My first stop was Namibia, one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen with my own eyes. Words and pictures do not do it justice.
The most amazing of all in his Namibian trip is the hot air balloon ride which he describes as ‘surreal’.
“The hot air balloon ride was surreal. We had to land sideways which is definitely something I’ll never forget. I could not think of a better place to spend this time off.”
What Makes Namibia a Spectacular Destination?
Namibia is a fantastic travel destination thanks to its stunning landscapes, well-developed road network, and reduced crime rate compared to its neighbours.
The tourism business in Namibia is worth N$7.2 billion annually to the country’s GDP. Over a million people go to Namibia each year, with South Africans making up the largest single visitor group. Germans, British, Italians, and French follow in this order.
Where Did Lewis Hamilton Visit in Kenya?
Lewis Hamilton touched down the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on August 8 and left for Maasai Mara. His visit was strategic as August through to late October is the peak for the annual migration of wildebeest.
At least two million wildebeests cross the Mara River to the Serengeti in Tanzania between July and October.
Known for its large populations of big cats like lions, leopards, cheetahs, and the African bush elephant, Maasai Mara is a popular destination for those interested in conservation and wilderness travel in Africa.
It is one of the best places to go on a safari in Kenya and a special place for wildlife.
Is Lewis Hamilton an African?
Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, on January 7, 1985. Although he is biracial, he identifies as black. His father, Anthony Hamilton, is black and of Grenadian heritage, while his mother, Carmen Larbalestier, is White British and from Birmingham.