Savanna

The African savanna is the largest in the world.

Location

• The African savannas are hot, dry grasslands that are located near the Equator and cover almost half of Africa.

• They cover the regions just north and south of the rain forests that lie along the equator.

Climate

• The area receives enough rain to support drought resistant undergrowth, but not enough to support forest-type vegetation.

• Grasses are tall and thick, while trees are short and scattered.

• There is a large variety of wildlife here, including lions, zebras, & elephants.

The People

• Farming is good here, but only if there is good rainfall.

• Grasses and grains like wheat, oats, and sorghum grown in the region.