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Kalahari Desert region in s Africa, covering parts of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, between the Orange and Zambezi rivers. Thorn scrub and forest grow in some parts of the desert, and it is possible to graze animals during the rainy season. The Kalahari is inhabited by the San, as well as by Africans and Europeans primarily engaged in rearing cattle. Area: c.260,000sq km (100,000sq mi).

Kalahari Desert

views updated May 14 2018

Kalahari Desert a high, vast, arid plateau in southern Africa north of the Orange River, comprising most of Botswana with parts in Namibia and South Africa.