Tropical & Subtropical Savanna

This is it. The most famous and spectacular ecosystem in the world! 


This is what most people think of when they think of Africa and it's wildlife. This is the original savanna. For this definition, I am including grasslands and open woodlands. These are found across tropical and subtropical Africa. There are many more specific vegetation communities usually based on dominant plant species, such as Acacia woodlands.

Acacia woodlands (Enjojo Lodge)
Unlike the rainforest, the trees in woodlands do not overlap to make a closed canopy.

species in the African grasslands and woodlands 




non-passerine birds

passerine birds



Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.