- An inter-zonal map between better watered mountain and desert or desert and tropic
- A map characterized by broadly spaced clumps of trees which are a mixture of oaken-leafed evergreen, deciduous baobab, palm type trees and scrub type plants
- Typically a rather flat plane map having an occasional hummock rises here and there.
- Relatively open but does have occasional ‘strag’ trees and rocky outcrops here and there.
- Note that Savanna biome maps are limited to elevation heights of mid-level and below, low-level.
- Rains are predominantly and frequently heavy in summer but never snows, dry 'winter' season.
- Savanna has very little water on it though it may have an occasional lake, stream, or river and dry sandy or muddy lakebeds with water holes; streams may run for wahile and then empty into shallow marshy lake having no outlet to the sea in some cases.
- It is very green during the rainy season and for awhile thereafter (Autumn) but rather sere at other times of the year.
- It is well endowed with animals including dangerous ones.
- Somewhat light on forest and stone but good for ore.
- Defensively or aggressively the map may be fairly well balanced to open to aggression.
Typical Savanna type variations:
- Primary (Lowlands).
- Secondary (Midlands).
- Quaternary (Ocean Floor).
Savanna Land types:
- Situated southside of the Atlas mountain range in North Africa.
- Is a somewhat open map having almost all of the characteristics stated above except for having no river of significant size.
- Civilization Territories are divided as appropriate to the map.
Savanna Water types:
3.5.2. Gambia River
- Characterized by having a river running through it east to west opening out onto the Atlantic Ocean toward the western edge of the map.
- The river has a few shallows crossings and is loaded with crocodiles along its course.
- Riverside stone or ore seam gathering is fraught with danger.
- Civilization Territories are divided proportionately north and south of along the course of the river).