Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Honeymoon Destination Has Been Revealed
The location is very close to Harry's heart.
Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have worked out all of the royal wedding details-including the cake, florals, and invitations-they've officially moved onto their post-nuptial plans. First up? The honeymoon! According to Travel + Leisure, it'll be a safari-style first married trip. The duo is set to jet off to Namibia following their May 19 ceremony and reception.
As for the couple's honeymoon residence? Hoanib Valley Camp, a luxury safari lodge in Kaokoland, one of Namibia's most remote areas, is the rumored spot (though they have yet to comment). Complete with sky-high mountains, sand dunes, and endless views of the dessert, Hoanib Valley Camp is also home to a vast array of wildlife, something Harry loves dearly. Much of his charity work revolves around conservation work in Africa, which makes his honeymoon pick all the more appropriate. He first traveled to the country in 2015 as part of a three-month expedition through Africa and spent five days with the Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia.
The couple's lodgings, while set in isolated dessert, will be incredibly luxurious. They'll stay in a six-room modernized tent, complete with every amenity imaginable. In line with both Harry and Markle's lifestyles, the camp is entirely green-it's run by solar power and was constructed on decks made of recycled materials. The duo will need to pack warmly, though. At the time of their trip, Namibia will be in the heart of its winter season.
While Africa holds personal appeal to Prince Harry, the destination is also a part of the couple's love story. Shortly after their first date, Harry whisked Markle away to Botswana for three weeks to celebrate her birthday (it's rumored that this is where they officially fell in love!). The bride-to-be's engagement ring is also a nod to Africa-her future husband sourced the center stone in Botswana, bringing their relationship (literally) full circle.