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The Kalahari! The name conjures up images of vast open arid spaces stretching as far as the eye can see. A stark mysterious and unexplored land full of exotic wildlife. The Kalahari contains the largest continuous expanse of sand on earth and is also home to the first people - considered to be one of the oldest cultures on Earth.

From this ‘waterless place’ or ‘the great thirst’, as it is known in the Tswana language, we bring to you stories of discovery, of desert-adapted wildlife, and of a culture where affluence is not measured in abundance.

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In Pursuit of the Pride

Published on: 20/03/2024

In the pre-dawn darkness, in the lull between sleep and wakefulness, I lie in my tent. Somewhere in the distance a sound breaks the silence, stirring in me an ancient disquiet, a primordial feeling.

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The Kalahari Basin

Published on: 15/10/2022 

The word “Kalahari” comes from Tswana word “Kgala” meaning “the great thirst” or “Kgalagadi” meaning “a waterless place”.

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Evolve Back

A time with the first people: The Old Ways

Published on: 21/09/2022

Have you ever wondered how people survived in the harsh, mostly waterless semi-arid environment of the Kalahari? Famously, the Kalahari San pioneered and explored incredible ways to exist under the baking sun.

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