​African Savanna Dry Season

The dry season lasts roughly eight months long. High evaporation rates dry the soils soaked by the summer rains. As the dry season begins, fires can often spread quickly through the dry grasses with only a few trees and shrubs surviving. The savanna, with all of its extremes, supports a diversity of wildlife. With many rivers drying up, animals from all over gather at the few remaining watering holes. Among these animals are predators that benefit from having their prey come to them.