Kalahari is derived from the Tswana word Kgala, meaning "the great thirst", or Kgalagadi, meaning "a waterless place". The Kalahari has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent surface water. The Kalahari with its infinite chains of red sand dunes alternate with green valleys. This lovely view will charm every visitor.
Grassy plains peppered with centuries old camelthorn trees commonly known as “dune streets” or valleys separate the dunes providing refuge for diverse animal and bird life indigenous to the Kalahari. It is the home of oryx, springbok and kudu.
A semi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains, the Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert, such as the Namib Desert to the west. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high.
The surrounding Kalahari Basin covers over 2 500 000 km² extending into Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, and encroaching into parts of Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.