Savanna Safari By: Blake Pascal, Gwen Marcy, & Julian Brightbill

Savanna Sun
  • The Savanna has two seasons, Winter and summer. The best time to visit this beauteous place, is at the end of their summer, going into their winter when the temperatures are varied from 69*F to 87*f. The Savanna summer is our spring and summer.

Planning your vacation

  • Book your flight through Fly By Me Airlines. We will give you all the information you need to know.
  • Lodging in the Salt Lake Lodge in Kenya Africa~ located near all attractions~ Children will have the time of their lives watching all the animals lick the salt water at dusk!
  • On the way to your hotel, there will be a COMPLIMENTARY safari ride, to observe our Savanna animals.

Activities

  • Safari~ Your children will get to see all of our unique animals on an hour and a half safari ride through the heart of the savanna, for just 7$ per person.
  • Hiking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Go into a masai village

Clothing

Be sure to wear sneakers so your feet are comfortable!
  • Shorts and short sleeved shirts for the daytime
  • Long pants or Capri pants with short sleeved shirt and a sweatshirt at nighttime.
  • Sneakers

Savanna Animals

  • The Savanna has a wide range of animals. A lot of the animals have developed different adaptations in order to live in the savanna climate. Many of the animals living in the savanna migrate in order to find food and water while the seasons are changing. Also because the savanna can get very dry and hot at times the animals have adapted to wild fires that can come up anywhere. Many small animals burrow underground to avoid getting eaten and to get away from the sun. Carnivorous animals depend on large herds of grazing animals near shrubs or tall grasses to hide in before attacking.

Types of animals

  • Elephants have thick, gray skin that protects them from the sun and different kinds of predator bites. The elephants ears can work as fans in order to cool off the elephants body and blow away any bugs. Also they have long trunks with flexible nostrils that pick up food and water for the elephant to bring to its mouth. The tusks coming out of its mouth protect them if they are attacked.
  • Birds of prey tend to thrive in the savanna. They have adapted long-range vision in order to see long distances. This adaptation helps them because there are many wide open spaces for hunting. Also the abundance of trees help as perches and nest building sites.
  • African Wild Dogs have short, thin fur that covers their whole body. Because the fur is spotted with red, brown, black, yellow, and white they blend in with their surroundings a lot. Their large ears radiate heat away from their body. The wild dogs have short muzzles with powerful jaws which let them grab and hang on to prey when attacking, this is a hunting strategy they adapted over time. A thin, long, and muscular body help when its time to hunt. The bones in the front legs are fused together so when the dogs running they aren't able to twist their legs in anyway, also there are for toes on each foot that help them run very fast.
  • Emus are large flightless birds with light ruffled feathers. The base of the feathers are white and the top layer are a blackish brown color. They have long strong necks and a bald, bluish colored heads. On their feet there are three sharp toes making it easy for the emu to run fats. The emu used to be able to fly but since they did not have any predators there was no need, and when hunters started hunting them it was already too late and the emu could no longer fly to get away from them.
  • The Grants Zebra is another animal in the savanna. They have black and white stripes covering their bodies with black noses and hooves. An adaptation they have is that when they are attacked to threatened they move in closer together as a herd to confuse the predator into not knowing where one zebra starts and where another one ends. If being in a herd doesn't stop a predator then they can run away or use their strong hooves and sharp teeth to try and fight back.
  • A few other animals in the savanna are lions, Nile crocodiles, baboons, leopards, kangaroos, and some deer.

Savanna Plants

  • Plants in the desert such as trees have long tap roots to each deep water table. Trees have thick bark for resistance to fires.
  • The Gum Tree Eucalyptus uses leaves and essence While a Jarrah Tree has dark green leaves to and the bottom is lighter. Bermuda Grass uses its stems and leaves. Other plants in the savanna are Acacia Senegal, Baobab Candelabra Tree, kangaroo paws, Manketti Tree, River, Bushwillow Umbrella Thorn Acacia, Whistling Thorn, and more.

Credits:

Created with images by skyseeker - "Sun." • steve p2008 - "plane" • samurai_dave - "P2280684" • gailhampshire - "Masai village" • stevepb - "children's shoes footwear trainers" • pgeyr - "elephant namibia africa" • JodiAGray - "eucalyptus gum tree australia"

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