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Lewis Hamilton reminisces about his ‘family’ time in Kenya

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has shared his most memorable moments in Kenya. In a post on his social media accounts, the seven-time Formula One champion said he will forever carry the memories of Kenya in his heart.

“I spent time with the Pokot people in Kenya… The way I felt here is how I feel with my family back at home. I’ll carry this experience, and all my other memories from Kenya and from this journey as a whole, in my heart forever,” Hamilton said.

Sir Hamilton also visited the Reteti Animal Sanctuary in Kenya which houses rescued animals, including a giraffe and elephants. Hamilton shared a myriad of photos with his fans which left many in awe of the breathtaking scenes.

In another post, Hamilton shared a heartfelt message and appreciated Reteti Animal Sanctuary for the heroic acts they portray in saving animals.

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“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. They’re the first indigenous, community-owned, and run sanctuary in Africa and the work they do for these animals should be an inspiration to us all,” his message read in part.

“They take in orphaned animals who likely wouldn’t make it on their own and release them back into the wild when they’re strong enough. This was a truly centering 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. Much love, Kenya,” he said.

The 37-year-old spent most of his summer break crisscrossing Africa, including countries like Rwanda and Namibia. Hamilton and other F1 drivers will return from their summer break on August 26 as the next Grand Prix is slated to take place in Belgium on August 28.

The seven-time world champion just recently jetted back to London, and according to The Sun, Hamilton may have plans to leave Mercedes or even retire at the end of the year. Hamilton, however, is yet to make any such official statement.

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