Tropical grasslands, or savannas, lie north and south of tropical rain forests that are on the equator. Some areas beyond savannas are hot deserts. Other savannas may be lined with mountains, dense forests, and seas. South America is home to several large savannas. An example of one of these savannas is the llanos, which means plains, located in the Orinoco River basin. The llanos is north of the Amazon forests and is shared in areas of Columbia and Venezuela. It is the size of France or Texas. Another large tropical grassland can be found south of the Amazon forest in the Brazilian Highlands, called campos. Other South American grasslands can be found in southeast Venezuela and southern Guyana.