Drop all your plans for a coastal honeymoon, because the latest power couple of the world, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just boosted Botswana, South Africa as the best location for the prefect romantic trip. According to various reports, it is said that the legendary love between the two sparked up in the charming Meno a Kwena Camp in Botswana, which is often known as Prince Harry's second home. We're sure that if the alluring beauty of this camp can evoke a historic love like their's, it sure can add a little more romance to the love lives of us, lower mortals! Here's an overview of the property which you can visit to create your own fairy tale love story.
This exquisite, ultra-luxury camp is for those who want to have an extraordinary. Located amidst pristine and untouched nature, the Meno a Kwena camp is away from the bustle of the modern world. Here, you can simply make time stop, to do nothing but spend wonderful moments with your spouse, in the lap of nature.
About the Property:
The Meno a Kwena camp is located in the Kalahari Game Reserve, a national park bang in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. This location is special not just for its terrain but also because it is the second largest reserve in the world. Naturally (pun intended), this majestic tented camp within the desert gives you an unparalleled luxury wildlife experience. The tents of Kwena camp overlook the Boteti river, which flows in full fervour through the otherwise dreary desert. The camp's proximity to the river works wonderfully as it attracts numerous birds and animals. So, as you witness the sunset sky putting on a magic show to ring in the night, you can enjoy incredible sights of elephants or zebras playfully bathing in the river, just a few yards away. Being witness to such a pure moment in time is sure to bring you and your partner closer together.
The camp's location also gives you an opportunity to see some of the greatest marvels of the animal kingdom– South African giraffe, white rhino, cape buffalo, spotted hyena, honey badger, yellow mongoose, warthog, South African cheetah, African leopard, Kalahari lion, blue wildebeest and plains zebra to name a few. Don't be surprised if you're left in awe every time you look out the window into the endless forest ahead of you.
The tents of Meno a Kwena are undoubtedly a class apart. The richness of the nature that surrounds the camp is reflected in each aspect of the tent. Fully-equipped, and even better than the best of 7 star hotels, the tents in the camp are the definition of luxury, opulence and style. The suite tents also have swanky outdoor showers where you can enjoy without a care in the world. Moreover, the camp's plunge pool, restaurant and bar will make your camping experience even more amorous.
What to do Around the Property:
The range of activities one can undertake at the camp are endless as the entire natural reserve is available for you to explore. Get lost amidst the wonderful African desert with your partner, discover local villages with natives and go on mobile camping in the area. You can also feed the adventurer within you at game drives, river cruises, and conservation safaris. If you're there from June to October, you can also witness the great zebra migration and watch thousands of zebras run past the camp. Another activity that you will love is the sunset boat ride, which is a beautiful time to see the colours of Africa come alive. The busmen nature walk with the locals of Botswana is one that you should not miss. At the walk, you'll get to see just the right spots in the forest and hear amazing stories about forests, the animals and the tribe's culture and history. back at the property, as the lull of the night sets in, warm yourself up around bonfires or gaze at the crystal-clear skies tucked cozily with your partner. These activities also give you picture-perfect frames that you can capture and cherish for a lifetime. At Meno a Kwena, you and your partner can together fulfill the childhood dreams you weaved when you watched Madagascar or The Lion King
The camp offers tents with king-sized beds and twins bed which can cost you anywhere between ₹32,000 - ₹1,10,000 (all meals included) depending on the time you choose to go.
Best Time to Visit:
November-March are the ideal months to visit the camp since summer and monsoon seasons increase the abundance of species and the region's floral beauty.
How to Get Here:
Air: This is the most convenient way you can reach the camp. Take a flight from New Delhi to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg which will take you there in 15+ hours only. From Johannesburg, the camp pick-up services will take you till the Kalahari by road, which should take about 10 hours.
We're sure that the Meno a Kwena is one of the most unique and offbeat honeymoon destinations in the world. So, if you're a special couple that is a trendsetter and averse to cliches, turn a blind eye to beaches and say yes to Africa!
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