While most of his F1 rivals are scattered around the Mediterranean enjoying the beach life, Lewis Hamilton has opted for a soul-searching summer break in Africa.
On Instagram, the seven-time F1 world champion posted a few pictures of his journey to the motherland along with some chosen words reflecting the feelings and emotions garnered from his trip.
"This year I’m spending my summer break doing something I’ve wanted to do for years," he wrote.
"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 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 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. Sending everyone peace and light, I’m off to the next stop ~ 🌍❤️"