Nature Wonders KALAHARI DESERT Botswana
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In southern Africa is a unique and gigantic desert, the Kalahari. But it is far more than just a desert. Due to its numerous trees and grassy vegetation zones, the Kalahari looks more like a large and dry savannah. Geographically, the Kalahari extends into a total of 9 countries. In the north, it stretches as far as Angola and Zambia. But the largest region of the Kalahari is in Botswana, one of the most sparsely inhabited areas in the world.
Few animals are able to survive in this part of the world. The Kalahari has its own strict rules and those who do not obey, will not survive here for very long.
Due to its size, the ostrich is the most striking creature in this region and it is also the largest bird in the world.
Despite its harsh environment, the Kalahari is also the home of an ancient African tribe, the San. The San people are known as Bushmen and although their tribal name has a racist background, they are one of the oldest ethnic groups in the world. For 25,000 years, the San have lived in complete harmony with nature within this hostile looking desert in the south of the African continent.
The Kalahari is far more than just a large desert in Southern Africa. With its huge variety of fascinating wildlife and magnificent landscapes, it is a unique world all of its own!