If you are looking for world records you have to see the Kalahari: it holds no less than four of them. It is the largest continuous stretch of sand on the planet. The landscape is characterised by red sand dunes which reach a height of about 15-30 metres and extend over hundreds of kilometres. Chains of dunes run parallel to one another, with considerable distances between them. Now and then pans can be found in the valleys. After good rains they fill up with water but rapidly dry up again.
The red crests of the dunes contrast picturesquely with the blue sky above and the yellow grass in the wide dune valleys, while acacias add shades of dark green to the amazing symphony of colours. This magnificent scenery is inhabited by animals like gemsbok, springbok, jackal and bat-eared fox.
And speaking of world records again: many camel thorn trees lend support to huge weaver bird nesting colonies – the largest nests on earth. In the dune valleys the heaviest flying bird, the Kori bustard, and the largest flightless bird, the ostrich, are found.
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