Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day is set to go down in history as one of the most highly anticipated royal weddings ever, but a little alone time will be much appreciated after exchanging vows in front of the entire world. It’s been reported that the couple have chosen the African nation of Namibia as their honeymoon destination; an homage to the part of the world where their love blossomed and where Harry got down on one knee.
Namibia has a lot to offer the newlyweds. It will allow them to catch a break from life in the limelight and reminisce on the early days of their relationship. Plus, there are activities galore for the fun-loving pair, like safaris, a visit to the Sossuvlei sand dunes or even a trip to Kaokoland, home to one of the last nomadic tribes of Africa. The dynamic duo will be able to get back to nature for a little while – after all, Meghan’s life is about to get royally busy.
They may, however, do away with activities and choose to enjoy the peace and quiet that the luxury camp offers. After months of frenzied preparations for their wedding, it’ll certainly be nice for them to kick their feet up and take a load off. According to reports, Harry and his 36-year-old bride have chosen to stay at Namibia’s newest eco-friendly camp, Natural Selection’s Hoanib Valley Camp. It’s no surprise why this would be a likely choice as it supports both local community initiatives and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. At only six rooms, it’s both private and exclusive, allowing guests the rare opportunity to track endangered local animals.
Another option on the table is the sister property Shipwreck Lodge in Skeleton Coast National Park, which is set to open just after their wedding in June. The unique camp features 10 chalets designed to look like shipwrecks in the sand dunes and costs $942 a night.
Regardless of where they choose to stay, this part of the world is close to both Harry and Meghan’s hearts. They traveled to Botswana together not long after their first date two summers ago. The following year, they returned to the continent for a three-week holiday to celebrate Meghan’s birthday at the beautiful Meno a Kwena camp in Bostwana. It’s a country Harry has described as his “second home,” – and now it’s Meghan’s, too.