Top: Typical of Namibia's savannah: a thorn bush. Below: The land during the dry season. Left: Green bushveld after the rainy season.
Vegetation in Namibia
The endless expanse of central Namibia is dominated by extensive grasslands. Thorn bushes as well as thorn trees (acacia trees) dot the landscape, known as a thorn savanna or thornveld. As temperatures are high and precipitation is very low, the country often appears dry and parched. The yellow grass grows in tufts and sparsely covers the reddish-brown soil. Only during the short rainy season between December and February and for a few weeks afterwards do the grasses and bushes turn green and Namibia then looks like an enormous park.