The Kalahari Desert came into existence approximately sixty million years ago, at the time when the continent of Africa itself was formed, and covers Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. It is not a true desert as rainfall has created wide grazing areas, supporting an impressive range of animal and plant life.

Herd of Wildebeests (Connochaetes) at sunset, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Yellowbillled Hornbill Tockus flavirostris, Mabuasehube, Kalahari desert, Botswana
Leopard, Panthera pardus, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, South Africa
Meerkat or suricate family with young on the lookout at the edge of their burrow, Kgalagadi Desert, Southeast Namibia
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill , Kalahari Botswana

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