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LIVE WILDLIFE WEBCAM IN THE KALAHARI

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  • Location: Gondwana Kalahari Park, Namibia, Southern Africa
  • Source: NamibiaCam
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing African wildlife in the Kalahari Desert in Namibia in southern Africa.


More Info: The Kalahari desert is a large semi-arid sandy savanna in Southern Africa extending for 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa.

Gondwana Kalahari Park is a private nature reserve located in the southern part of the Kalahari desert. Gondwana Kalahari Park covers an area of 98 square kilometres and is home to such wildlife as springbok, gemsbok, jackal, ostrich, giraffe, bat-eared fox, kori bustard and many other types of birds.

The park represents two vegetation types: the tree and shrub savannah of the southern Kalahari (grasses and acacias) and the Karas dwarf shrub land which is actually classed with the Nama Karoo.

The mean annual rainfall in this part of the Kalahari desert is between 200 and 250 mm, which is far more than the usual average of less than 100 mm for a desert. However, the water seeps into the sand in a very short time and whatever accumulates in the clay or lime pans has soon evaporates meaning surface water is a rarity.