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  Kalahari Desert - LoveToKnow 1911
The Kalahari is the home of wandering Bushmen, who live entirely by the chase, killing their prey with poisoned arrows, of Ba-Kalahari, and along the western border of Hottentots, who are both hunters and cattle-rearers.
The Ba-Kalahari (men of the Kalahari), who constitute the majority of the inhabitants, appear to belong to the Batau tribe of the Bechuanas, now no longer having separate tribal existence, and traditionally reported to be the oldest of the Bechuana tribes.
Die Kalahari, by Dr Siegfried Passarge (Berlin, 1904), is a valuable treatise on the geology, topography, hydrography, climate and flora of the desert, with maps and bibliography.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Kalahari_Desert   (1256 words)

 Kalahari Desert - MSN Encarta
The Kalahari Desert is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in southern Kgalagadi Africa extending 900,000 km²; (362,500 sq.
Kalahari Desert, arid region on the interior plateau of southern Africa, occupying central and southwestern Botswana and parts of west central South Africa and eastern Namibia.
The Kalahari is part of a large sand basin stretching into Angola and Zambia in the north, through Botswana into Zimbabwe in the east, south to the Orange River in South Africa, and west to the highlands of Namibia.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555808/Kalahari_Desert.html   (1009 words)

 Kalahari desert
The Kalahari, covered largely by reddish sand, lies between the Orange and Zambezi rivers and is studded with dry lake beds.
Above everything else, Kalahari is a place of mystery, with legends and tales that go far into the past when the great tribe of the Bushmen lived undisturbed and free.
The desert is part of the huge sand basin that reaches from the Orange River up to Angola, in the west to Namibia and in the east to Zimbabwe.
library.thinkquest.org /C007160/kalahari.htm   (628 words)

 Kalahari desert - Bushman, plants, animals of the Kalahari desert.
Kalahari desert - Bushman, plants, animals of the Kalahari desert.
The "Kameeldoringboom" or Camel-thorn-tree, the Grey-Camel-thorn tree, the Shepperd tree, the tsamma, the Gemsbuck-cucumber and the yellow-flowered devils-thorn is the specimen plants of the Kalahari.
The gemsbuck or Oryx, Kalahari lion, springbuck, and wildebeest or gnu, cheetahs and both brown-hyenas and spotted hyenas, silver-jackal and bat-eared foxes, are some of the better known animals that occurr in the Kalahari.
abbottnc.tripod.com   (1107 words)

 Kalahari Desert soils and climate change
The sands of the desert are an important and forgotten storehouse of carbon dioxide taken from the world’s atmosphere, scientists heard today (Wednesday 2 April 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology’s 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
“Desert soils are unusual because the sand grains at the surface are bound together into a crust by bacteria, reducing wind erosion and adding nutrients to the soil.
Deserts cover over one third of the world’s land surface and yet our understanding of their contribution to the atmospheric carbon dioxide balance is poor”, says Dr Andrew Thomas of Manchester Metropolitan University.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2008-04/sfgm-kds032908.php   (582 words)

 Kalahari Desert Information
The Kalahari Desert is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in southern Africa extending to some 900,000 km² and covering much of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa.
Drainage is by dry valleys, seasonally inundated pans, and the large salt pans of the Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana and Etosha Pan in Namibia.
The Bushmen of the Kalahari desert were first brought to the western world's attention in the 1950s when author Laurens van der Post published his most famous work The Lost World of the Kalahari, which was also turned in to a BBC TV series.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Kalahari_Desert   (680 words)

 OneWorld Magazine: Deserts
THERE IS A VAST SWEEP OF DRY BUSH DESERT lying in South-West Africa and western Bechuanaland, bordered in the north by Lake Ngami and the Okovango River, in the south by the Orange River, and in the west by the Damera Hills.
The Kalahari would be very barren, very devoid of landmarks, if it were not for the baobab trees, and even these grow far from each other, some areas having none.
The desert is too dry for anything but desert plants to grow naturally, and Bushmen, who quickly consume all the wild food available in one place, cannot stay anywhere long enough to tend crops or wait for them to grow.
www.oneworldmagazine.org /focus/deserts/marsstr1.htm   (2808 words)

 Kalahari Desert – FREE Kalahari Desert Information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Kalahari Desert Research
On Safari in the Kalahari - From the vast empty stretches of the kalahari desert to the mysterious waterways of the okavango delta, a safari in botswana offers spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Botswana and its Bushmen: DIAMONDS IN THE DESERT AND DESPAIR IN THE KALAHARI; When the British colonial rulers created the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, the Bushmen who lived there were given the right to remain in perpetuity.
Dart runners take on kalahari desert A trio of Dartmouth athletes are gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime after signing up for the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, one of the toughest foot races in the world.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1B1-368843.html   (1139 words)

 African Deserts and the Sahel in the Electronic Passport
The Kalahari is a cold, rocky desert in southern Africa.
The Sahel is the strip of land that separates savanna from the desert.
The Sahara and the Kalahari Desert creep one hundred miles closer to one another every year as desertification and erosion spread.
www.mrdowling.com /611-deserts.html   (247 words)

 Kalahari Desert - Meerkat Manor - Animal Planet
The Kalahari, which covers 900,000 square kilometres or 80% of today’s Botswana, was once a vast lake.
The Kalahari desert isn’t really a desert, but it’s a harsh enough environment for the animals and plants that live in it.
However, with over 250mm of rainfall a year, the Kalahari is not a true desert (deserts must have less than 250mm).
www.animalplanetasia.com /meerkat_manor/kalahari/index.shtml   (320 words)

 AfricanDreamHolidays.com - Kalahari Desert
The Kalahari Desert is part of the huge sand basin that reaches from the Orange River up to Angola, in the west to Namibia and in the east to Zimbabwe.
The sand masses were created by the erosion of soft stone formations and unlike the dunes of the Namib Desert, those of the Kalahari are stable and not wandering.
The unique Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is an oasis of splendour in the heart of the desert.Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is an exclusive luxury private game reserve situated in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
www.africandreamholidays.com /place-to-stay/kalahari-desert.html   (205 words)

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The Kalahari Desert is a part of the largest continuous area of sand in the world.
Its sand plains cover nine African countries: Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (in the north), Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe (in the centre), Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (in the south).
The Kalahari desert is part of the huge sand basin that reaches from the Orange River up to Angola, in the west to Namibia and in the east to Zimbabwe.
www.lycos.com /info/kalahari-desert.html   (293 words)

 Ladywildlife'sThe Kalahari Desert amd ots wildlife
A seemingly uninhabitable inland basin, parts of which are over 100 million years old, Africa's Kalahari desert supports one of the richest collections of wildlife in the world.
Features of the Desert: Although it is known a a desert, the Kalahari is more accurately described as semi desert, or thirst land, since its average rainfall is higher than in tree desert.
WHen the Boers crossed the Kalahari from the Transversal province in the northeast in 1878, 250 people and 9,000 cattle died due to the extreme climatic conditions.
ladywildlife.com /animal/thekalaharidesertanditswildlife.html   (731 words)

 Kalahari Desert, Botswana | Kalahari Desert Safaris
Although called a desert, the Kalahari is actually covered with stunted thorn trees, low scrub and grass.
It is also the ancient home of the San, or Bushmen, who still live in the Central Kalahari, living in a traditional way and passing on their incredible knowledge about the plants and animals that live in these harsh surroundings.
Explore the contrasts of the Makgadikgadi saltpans, the broad vistas of the savannahs of the Nxai Pans, and the fertile green islands of the Okavango Delta.
www.southafrica365.com /discover/botswana/kalahari   (521 words)

 Kalahari desert - The last remaining Paradise on earth - People, plants, animals of the Kalahari desert.
The Kalahari desert or Kgalagadi to use the spelling nearest to its indigenous name, as used by the Bakgalagadi of Botswana, who in turn takes their name from it, and from which the name "Kalahari desert" is obviously derived, is the largest continuous area underlain by aeolian (wind-blown) sand in the world.
The Kalahari desert contains a surprisingly large number of plants and animals, and in years of good rainfall, the Kalahari desert is a veritable paradise for man, plant and animal alike.
Unlike city folks, the kalahari desert folks are not forced to endure each other's too close proximity except from free choice, and perhaps because of this they are hospitable and friendly to a fault.
abbott-infotech.co.za /index-kalahari.html   (2023 words)

 Kalahari Desert
The Kalahari Desert is an arid and semi-arid area, over four times the size of Great Britain, stretching over most of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa.
The Kalahari's endemic species, or the species that can only be found in the Kalahari, have developed unique ways to feed themselves, go long periods without water and to survive extreme temperatures.
The Kalahari lion is a sub-species that behaves and looks different from other lions as a result of its adaptation to the Kalahari environment.
www.cbd.int /programmes/outreach/awareness/kalahari.shtml   (822 words)

 Desert Explorer!
The Kalahari is in the south-west corner of Africa which is nearly a featureless sandy plain.
As you can see, the Kalahari can be described as well vegetated and stocked with game, but in a lot of old maps, it was described as 'land of thirst', as the water here vanishes as quickly as it came.
The winds are always shaping the desert, and the well known kind of sand dunes here is the crescent-shaped dunes--barchan dunes--these are formed by the erosion which have taken place some time ago.
library.thinkquest.org /28855/des_kalahari.htm   (253 words)

 The Kalahari: African Elephants, Desert Animals and Plants
The Kalahari Desert in southern Africa is one of the most unique, spectacular places on earth.
Instead the Kalahari is a fossil desert (also known as a paleodesert) because parts of it do receive about 250mm of rain each year.
The Kalahari Desert is also home to the famous Kalahari Bushmen tribes, widely thought to be the oldest tribes in Africa.
vacations.morefocus.com /articles/travel-in-africa/kalahari-desert.php   (553 words)

 Kalahari Desert - Map - MSN Encarta
The Kalahari Desert covers most of Botswana and portions of northern South Africa and eastern Namibia.
The desert is part of a much larger semidesert sand basin that stretches into Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The desert's name is derived from the Tswana word Kgalagadi, meaning "the great thirst."
encarta.msn.com /media_461520505/Kalahari_Desert.html   (48 words)

 Kalahari Mineral Bath: Desert Mineral Bath
Made from the finest Kalahari Mineral Salts and ground Mustard Powder, these are combined with the essential oils of Eucalyptus, Camphor and Wintergreen.
Kalahari Mineral & Mustard Bath is recommended as an aid in relieving many ailments, such as stress, muscle aches, joint pain, arthritis, tension, insomnia, fatigue, and skin conditions.
Kalahari Desert Mineral salts contain sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese and magnesium, important for maintaining health and balance.
www.alissacohen.com /kalahari.html   (269 words)

 Discover Botswana, Kalahari desert in Africa
The Kalahari is a vast semi-desert that covers more than three quarters of the whole land area of Botswana.
Three major basins were formed in the interior — the Chad basin in the north, the Congo basin in central Africa that is the largest of the three, and the Kalahari basin in the south, which covers 80% of the land surface of Botswana.
The Kalahari today is not the popular image of a desert of rolling sand dunes as far as the eye can see.
www.discover-botswana.com /articles/kalahari.php   (1633 words)

 Lions in the Kalahari Desert
The Kalahari lions are not a subspecies of their own, but just particularly well adapted to the desert ecosystem.
In the vast desert they must fight harder for their food than in other regions, because stalking is made more difficult by the open territory.
The Kalahari is a paradise for wildlife photographers.
www.southafrica-travel.net /kalahari/e6kage03.htm   (143 words)

 Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari Desert, Botswana
There is a tented sitting room where "Kalahari Koolers" are served after the morning activity and where cocktail hour is held in the evening.
The emphasis at Jack's Camp is on a holistic ecological understanding of the Pans and the surrounding Kalahari Desert.
Jack's Camp was the first permanent camp to be established in the Kalahari Desert.
www.classicafrica.com /portfolio/jackscamp.htm   (873 words)

 Kalahari desert travel guide
Derived from the Tswana word "Kgalagadi", meaning "the great thirst", the Kalahari is one of the world's most extensive mantles of sand that extends south into South Africa, west into Namibia and north into Angola and Zambia.
This Kalahari sand covers the hollow basin of Botswana and forms a flat plain that covers nearly 70% of the country.
They are shallow hollows, which gleam, in the harsh sun of the Kalahari Desert, and yet these pans provide the essential salt for the animals of the Kalahari.
www.world66.com /africa/botswana/kalaharidesert   (243 words)

 Kalahari - Namibia Overland Tours - Kalahari Bushmen Tribe
When one thinks of Namibia one generally thinks of the Namib desert but it is not to be forgotten that one of the greatest deserts, the Kalahari, covers much of the eastern and southern region.
The Kalahari is made up of sand masses that were created by the erosion of soft stone formations.
The Kalahari Desert is home to descendants of the original habitants of Africa.
www.overlandingafrica.com /namibia-h-kalahari.php   (435 words)

 Kalahari Desert - South Africa
The remarkable nests of the weaver birds in the camelthorn trees and in other acacias are a frequent sight in the Kalahari.
The wind shaped the sand ridges, which are so typical of the landscape in the Kalahari.
Unlike the dunes of the Namib Desert, those of the Kalahari are stable and not wandering.
www.southafrica-travel.net /kalahari/e6kala05.htm   (183 words)

 Central Kalahari Game Reserve - Attractions - Tourism of Botswana
Government is, however, encouraging these people to move to areas outside the reserve in order that they may be provided with modem facilities, schools, clinics, etc. and to integrate them into modern society.
Plans have been made to put in rustic pit latrines to service most of these undeveloped campsites, but until this development has been completed, visitors dig their own mini-latrine to ensure they leave no signs of being there, particularly where toilet paper is concerned.
Game viewing for animals which include giraffe, brown hyaena, warthog, wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu, red hartebeest and springbok, is best between December and April, when the animals tend to congregate in the pans and valleys.
www.botswana-tourism.gov.bw /attractions/central.html   (997 words)

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