The Flooded Desert

The Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa is a world of extremes, its noticeable vacuum punctuated by surges of life. Unrelenting cycles of completely dry and wet, scarcity and flood, dictate which animals can live right here, as well as which will surely pass away. The Okavango Stream runs central via Botswana from mountains in the …

The Great Thirstland

The Kalahari Desert (in Afrikaans: Kalahari-woestyn) is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in southerly Africa extending 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana, parts of Namibia (formerly South West Africa), and South Africa. A semi-desert, with substantial tracts of excellent grazing after good rains, the Kalahari supports much more animals and plants …