Kalahari desert on africa map. Hear the names of countries and capitals pronounced. It occupies almost all of botswana the eastern third of namibia and the northernmost part of northern cape province in south africa. Maps of africa and information on african countries capitals geography history culture and more. The portion of the great kalahari desert that lies in the northern cape province is but part of a large arid to semi arid sandy area known as the kalahari basin covering 25 million square kilometres that stretch from the orange river to cover most of botswana and parts of namibia.
The kalahari desert is an expansive sandy region that cuts across botswana namibia and south africa. Filling nearly all of northern africa it measures approximately 3000 miles 4800 km from east to west and between 800 and 1200 miles from north to south and has a total area of some 3320000 square miles 8600000 square km. The san are the oldest inhabitants of southern africa where they have lived for at least 20 000 years. Kalahari desert large basinlike plain of the interior plateau of southern africa.
View select enquire and book travel services from an online interactive map of namibia and botswana. Strangely whilst the region is virtually rainless its air is typically at or near to saturation point and fog is very common. As the namibian area of the kalahari desert is covered with trees ephemeral rivers and fossil watercourses the reasonably regular rainfall patterns that occur every year do allow for huge numbers of mammals birds reptiles and amphibians plant life and insects to thrive. Sahara from arabic ara desert largest desert in the world.
The actual area varies as the. The namib experiences less than 1cm of rain annually and is almost entirely barren. Can truly be experienced on this 10 000 hectare intu afrika kalahari game reserve which is just 250 kilometres from the capital city.