One of last wildlife paradises

The Kalahari is an arid area of 259,000 sq km, stretching between Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, a small part of Angola  and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Covered largely by reddish sand, it lies between the Orange and Zambezi rivers and is studded with dry lake beds. The Kalahari is one of the last african wildlife paradises.

Among animals which live in the region, we can quote:  brown hyenas, lions, meerkats, several species of antelope, and many types of birds and reptiles.

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Vegetation in the Kalahari consists of dry grassland and scrubby acacias. The grasses thrive in the Kalahari during the summer rainy season. African people known as the San (or Bushmen) were the first known human inhabitants of the Kalahari.

The Kalahari Park is located in north-west of South Africa. Remoted, with less tourists than the Kruger, for example, it’s probably a more relevant place to go for those who look for peaceful open spaces to enjoy the wildlife.

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