Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton In Kenya

Hamilton was initially in Namibia before flying into Kenya...

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton In Kenya
Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton posing for a photo. /FILE

Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is in Kenya.

Viral Tea has learnt that Hamilton and his team arrived at the country on Sunday, August 7 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi with two private jets. 

According to sources, he left for the Maasai Mara National Reserve where he is expected to witness the Great Migration. 

Entrance to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. /NAIROBI NEWS

He was however revealed to have turned down photo sessions as he was processed to proceed with his journey. 

"Been told he went straight to the Maasai Mara," one source privy to the matter told Viral Tea

Hamilton was initially in Namibia before flying into Kenya and had hinted through a tweet that he was off to his next destination, but did not reveal further details. 

“Could not think of a better place to spend this time off. Thank you, Namibia, off to the next stop," he wrote. 

The British driver, who is currently racing for Team Mercedes, is enjoying the summer break of the 2022 F1 season, which resumes with the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps on August 26-28, which kicks off the final nine races held over the next 12 weeks. 

The season concludes with the Abu Dhabi GP on November 18-20, just before the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on November 21, 2022. 

During this period, drivers unwind through summer holidays at popular tourist destinations, engage in side hobbies among others. 

Each year, over two million wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores trek from the southern Serengeti to the lush green grasses of the Masai Mara. 

Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the great migration is termed as an iconic safari must-see for anyone visiting the Mara. 

As the herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles enter the Masai Mara they are met by more than their fair share of lethal predators. 

Aside from the threat of the big cats, the herds are also faced with over 3,000 crocodiles lurking in the murky waters of the Mara River during their river crossing. 

In general, the best time to witness the Great Migration is between the months of July to October.

Wildebeest and zebras during a past Great Migration event. /FILE