The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savanna region in Southern Africa extending for approximately 900,000 square kilometres. The Kalahari covers much of Botswana, and extends into Namibia and South Africa. A semi-desert or ‘thirstland’ the Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert, for instance the Namib Desert. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. In Namibia the Kalahari is famous for rich, red dunes, vast swathes of summer grass, and endless views. This fascinating area is a great place to enjoy hiking and nature drives.