The deserts of the Kunene Region of Namibia represent one of the last true wildernesses remaining in southern Africa. This very distinctive desert ecoregion is home to the black rhino, the famed desert elephants, as well as lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, mountain zebra, giraffe, springbok, oryx and kudu. This desert is also the home to the Damara, Himba and Herrero people who live in this remote region of northwestern Namibia.
The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world and supports a vast array of critical ecosystem services within an otherwise semi-arid region of northern Botswana. Biodiversity values are one of the highest in southern Africa, and an important tourism economy in the region is based upon viewing opportunities that focus on a diversity of wildlife species. Biodiversity, including viewable wildlife, represent critical and potentially sensitive ecosystem values and services.