Prince Harry might have his sights set on Namibia for honeymoon with Meghan Markle
Prince Harry reportedly has his eye on Namibia as the ideal honeymoon getaway for his and Meghan Markle's post-wedding vacation.
Prince Harry might be taking his bride-to-be Meghan Markle to an African destination for their honeymoon after they wed on May 19 in Windsor Castle, with sources claiming that he is looking toward Namibia for an adventurous post-nuptials experience, the Daily Mail reported.
There has been a lot of speculation about the destination the royal couple would be heading to after their wedding in May, with places like the Caribbean islands and the Indian Ocean islands being touted as possible honeymoon locations for the couple.
It was speculated that they would choose a relatively unpopulated and paparazzi-free area so that they could spend their honeymoon in privacy and quiet, considering the storm of media attention surrounding the wedding and its minute details, and it seems that Harry has done just that in choosing one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world for their getaway.
Namibia, located on the west coast of southern Africa and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, is the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, and is home to a population of around 2 million people, being the country with the second-lowest population density in the world. The country, with its vast, untouched landscapes, and flourishing wildlife, is perfect for a private holiday away from the prying eyes of the press.
According to the repory, Harry has been considering luxury lodge company Natural Selection as the organizer of their post-wedding trip, and has reportedly been advised to keep his and Meghan's whereabouts hidden from the general public by using multiple lodges. A possible location is the Hoanib Valley Camp that is four hours away by car from the nearest town and is under construction, due for completion in May.
Southern Africa has a special place in the hearts of Meghan and Harry, who were reported to have spent their third date in the neighboring country of Botswana, which is where they really got to know each other and developed the base of their relationship that has managed to materialize into marriage. Botswana is also the place where the diamond ring Harry proposed to Meghan with came from.
The prince told Hello Magazine that Africa was close to his heart as he had visited the continent after the death of Princess Diana. He said, "I first came in 1997, straight after my mum died. My dad told my brother and me to pack our bags—we were going to Africa to get away from it all. My brother and I were brought up outdoors. We appreciate nature and everything about it."
Meghan, too, has a history with Africa, having visited Rwanda as a global ambassador for World Vision Canada before to promote the Clean Water Campaign, which aimed to provide safe, clean drinking water to the citizens of the sub-Saharan country.