Zimbabwe’s vegetation is covered principally by tropical woodlands and savannas interspersed with areas of grassland.
On the central plateau over 1200m the dominant vegetation is savanna woodland with the predominant tree being the “Msasa“. Vleis consisting of moist grassland occur along the drainage lines in both woodland and savanna.
Below 900m we have a more deciduous tree savanna with the Mopane woodlands of the hot, dry river valley systems as in the Middle Zambezi, characterised by many Baobabs. A palm savanna also occurs in more limited areas.
In the eastern highlands, with the increase in rainfall and cooler temperatures, Mopane vegetation predominates and Giant Heath occurs.