ROYALS, royals, and royals! You’ll most likely have been hearing a lot about all things royal lately because of the wedding of Prince Harry of England to Meghan Markle.
Naturally, however, after the wedding hype fizzled down following Saturday’s event, the next questions on so many peoples minds were, “Where will they be honeymooning?”
An answer, no doubt, that generated contradictory answers from various sources. We can almost confirm that, after a quick “mini-moon” in Ireland, the most likely honeymoon destination of Harry and Meghan is—drum roll, please—Namibia!
So, how does one honeymoon like Harry and Meghan? Let’s see what they’ll be doing so we can find out!
Where Will They Stay?
Rumor has it that Harry and Meghan will be staying at the luxury Hoanib Valley Camp in Kaokoland, northwestern Namibia.
This luxurious spot is entirely solar powered and the tents sit on decks made of a wood and 70% recycled-material composite. Moreover, this spot is completely emersed in the natural environment of the Hoabnib valley. That means lots of wildlife such as giraffes and elephants, and—remarkably—the region is home to the largest population of critically endangered black rhino.
Harry and Meghan have already spent time in Botswana while courting since, as Harry explains, “We were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to get to know each other.”
This makes tons of sense. After all, when the world is watching you all the time you must yearn for some alone time. The two have a history of going to Africa to seek that alone time.
So, step one if you want to honeymoon like Harry and Meghan: find an extremely exclusive and luxurious spot that you both have a shared history together (i.e. be ROMANTIC!) while, all at the same time, being environmentally conscious and wildlife lovers. Simple! 😉
What Will They Do?
Information on this is A LOT harder to come by. But, judging by their apparent location, they will have the options of exploring the beautiful rugged scenery, discovering the desert-adapted wildlife, and even having the opportunity to meet the nomadic Himba tribes who live in the region.
According to Travel and Leisure, a source confirmed that they chose this region because it is “filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences”—judging by these photos we agree!
There is little doubt that Prince Harry and Meghan, at some point, will camp out under the stars at night. Can you think of anything much more romantic?
Who knows what they’ll be discussing illuminated by starlight, but, most importantly, it’ll be a place where they can talk for hours on end without fearing paparazzi or being quoted out of context! So, step two if you want to honeymoon like Harry and Meghan: make lots of room for “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences—don’t just do what you could do at home!
What Will They Eat?
In the spirit of “once-in-a-lifetime-experiences”, one might expect that Prince Harry and Meghan won’t be shy of trying some local Namibian cuisine. Namibian cuisine is really a blend of two primary cultures; the indigenous people such as the Himba, Herero and San, and Germanic cultures that settled during the colonial period, such as people of German, Afrikaner and British descent.
The vegetarian diet consists of fruits, nuts, bulbs and leaves, whereas the meats can even include crocodile, kudu and oryx. Perhaps Harry and Meghan will be eating a plate not too dissimilar to this?
To add to their palate, Harry and Meghan may try Omaruru wine—Namibia’s best-kept secret. Omaruru wine is a local dry wine (yes, grapes really do grow in that dessert!) that has Catholic-roots, given that the only person to make wine in the region for years was a Catholic priest who died in the 1960s.
The wine was discontinued for a time but made a reappearance in the 1990s and is now considered a delicacy by wine connoisseurs.
Given Harry and Meghan’s propensity for new experiences and local color, we’d not put it past them trying some of these local delicacies! Though, of course, being royals they can probably source whatever they want! Perhaps one night they’ll even order a pizza (Prince Harry’s favorite food as a kid) or, even, turkey meatloaf if Meghan starts to miss home!
So, are you ready to honeymoon like Harry and Meghan? Where will you go? And what “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences will you and your special someone have?
Here are some more awesome honeymoon destinations to help get you inspired!