What Countries Are in the Savanna?

Guinea, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mozambique, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D’ivoire, Ghana, Central African Republic, Chad, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Congo, Angola and South Africa are all located in the African Savanna. While there are many savanna biome regions, the African Savanna is the only one with the name.

A savanna is defined as a dry, grassy area that is located in tropical and subtropical locations. These areas have very few, if any, trees and only have low-lying shrubbery. They are unique biome areas that have many different species thriving in them. Savanna areas have two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. During the rainy season, not enough rain is produced to help keep the dry season wet and able to support a forest season because the dry season gets less than 4 inches of rain every year.

Although the African Savanna is the largest and most popular savanna, others are located throughout the world in between tropical and subtropical conditions. There are some savanna areas that are located in South America and Australia, but none have as thriving of a wildlife system as the African areas. Africa has many animals that have adapted to life on the savanna and many predators that help keep the wildlife system active. Australia and South America only have a few species, such as capybara and kangaroos, that are able to survive in the extreme conditions.