By: Wasif, Angela, & Marlon

Family Fun

The Savanna is a great vacation location, because it has a beautiful scene and amazing animals. You can take pictures with your family just about anywhere and the photo will still look great! But remember to bring a raincoat and an umbrella if your coming in the wet season, or some sun block and sunglasses (maybe even some bug off) if your coming in the dry season!


Well, I'm glad you asked when! We recommend coming in the dry season, so your feet and children don't get soaked! The sky will be clear, which is great for pictures! You know you want to make some great memories, so what better time then the dry season? Make sure to bring SEVERAL bottles of water so you don't dehydrate! And stay away from carnivores, for they might EAT you! So come to the Savannah and make some memories!

What should I bring?

If your coming make sure you are well prepared!
Things to Bring:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock/Sunscreen
  • Shorts
  • Camera
  • Bug off
  • Jacket
  • Water bottles
  • Clothing- Dry season: Spring clothing, Wet season: Fall/Autumn clothing


Savannas are always found in warm/hot climates. The rainfall of the savanna is about 50.8 to 127cm (20 to 50 inches) each year. It is crucial that the rainfall is concentrated in six or eight months of the year, followed by a long period of drought, in which a lot of fires occur. If the rain was distributed throughout the entire year, these areas would become tropical rainforests. Savannas have a temperature range of 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter the temperature is about 68 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the summer the temperature is 78 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.


Many animals live in the Savanna some examples of those are bison, zebras, antelopes, hyenas, gophers, elephants, zebras, lions, moles and many more. Most of the animals have long legs or wings (for the birds) to be able to go on long migrations. A lot of the mammals in the Savanna are herbivores and can survive just by eating different types of grasses. There are a lot of carnivores too and they eat the animals that are herbivores.

An African elephant is one of the most important animals in the savanna because they can convert a dense woodland into an open grassland in a very short amount of time, another important job is that they keep the savanna clear by eating shrubs and trees. The savanna's elephants are herbivores and feed on grasses, fruits, tree leaves, bark, shrubs and vines. They live for about seventy years. Today there are about 150,000 in the world they are endangered because poachers and hunters try to kill them for their ivory tusks.

Plant Life

And just what types of flora can you find here in the savanna? Well, the majority of the savanna is GRASS! Yes, you heard that right. Grasses in the savanna can grow up to 6 feet tall. These tall grasses are super tough! If they ever suffer from starvation, a fire, or animal consumption, they will eventually spring back to life! An advantage from being in the savanna biome. You can see these grasses all year long. Grasses grow from the bottom up. This is to protect the growth tissue underground so that animals above ground can't harm it. Small shrubbery and trees can also be found in the savanna, but they're not as common as grass because of lack of rain. And if you're a giraffe fan, the leaves from trees are the perfect food source for them! And you don't have to worry about space competition between grass and shrubbery because the many large herbivores they attract will balance it by eating them.


If you're in a mood to go to a warm place, the savanna is a great option. They are usually between deserts and rainforests. Unlike other grasslands and/or prairies, savannas are located closer to the equator, giving them the name, tropical grasslands. The surface is relatively flat like other grasslands, making it easier to travel. Also look out for hills, ridges, and valleys. The savannas land has scattered trees and shrubs, and is mostly grass. It's possible for humans to create savannas by burning down trees so they can plant crops. The place that we recommend to visit the savannas is Central Africa because it has the largest savanna areas. We hope you like traveling long distances.


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