The Kalahari Desert is vast interior plateau, covering a large portion of southern Africa, encompassing almost all of Botswana, approximately one third of neighbouring Namibia and a large portion of the Northern Cape province of South Africa to the south. Receiving less than 250 mm of rainfall per year, the Kalahari region is a desert, characterised by a landscape of gently undulating topography at approximately 900 metres above sea level.
The Kalahari Desert includes three main game reserves:
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP)
- The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)
- Khutse Game Reserve