Zambezian Cryptosepalum Dry Forests

The Zambezian Cryptosepalum Dry Forests ecological region is a tropical broad-leaf forest which consists of thick forests on the western side of Zambia. The forests are drained by Kabompo River and are mainly on the rolling hills of sandy soil. Zambezian Cryptosepalum Dry Forests has an elevation of between 1,100 to 1,200 meters above the sea level with a tropical savanna climate and an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade. The flora consists of the tall mukwe trees and dense undergrowth while fauna consist of ungulates, bush-pigs, white-chested tinker birds, and yellow-rumped tinker birds. Poaching of wildlife remains a threat to this ecological region even though there are protected areas such as West Lunga National Park.