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region is largely comprised of a regular pattern of fossilised Kalahari dune ridges, which run almost exactly east-west, giving a distinctly stripy pattern to the satellite imagery.
On the ground this translates to rather less dramatic flat landscapes, with the larger commercial ranches to the south giving way to smaller scale agriculture once one passes the vet fence heading northeast. It is an arid region of low population and generally little interest, although there are some notable exceptions.Tsumkwe
... is a dusty and remote little town is set in the endless flatlands of the Kalahari which serves as the gateway to Bushmanland.Khaudum
... is a remote national park, whose notoriously sandy tracks, low wildlife densities and lack of lodges serves to keep visitor numbers extremely low.Grootfontein Triangle
... is a relatively and fertile upland area to the northeast of Etosha, which anchors the lower end of the notoriously dull and endless road that leads up to the Caprivi Strip
, but is only rarely used as a overnight.Rundu
... is a small town on the southern bank of the Kavango River across from Angola and close to the entry to the Caprivi Strip
and often used as an overnight stop when traversing that route.