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Unspoiled Kalahari scenery - the land of the San with
an abundance of game, wide open spaces, cattle
farming, traditional villages. The Kalahari Basin was
part of the great inland lake that covered much of the
central region of Southern Africa thousands of years
ago and as the region began to dry up and rivers lost
their source, they quickly became the dry depressions
that are evident in the Central Kalahari today.
The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy
savanna in Southern Africa extending for 900,000
square kilometers (350,000 sq mi), covering much
of Botswana, parts of Namibia and regions of
South Africa.
Kalahari is derived from the Tswana word Kgala,
meaning "the great thirst", or Kgalagadi, meaning "a
waterless placeā€; the Kalahari has vast areas covered
by red sand without any permanent surface water.
The Kalahari may well be known to some as the land
of drying rivers, and this does portray a sense of
desolation at times, but within this seemingly stark
environment is an ecosystem supporting a wide
variety of fascinating species.

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