Savanna Nightjar nests in treeless areas,
such as grassland, grassy plain and open
woodland. The nest is a simple scrape on the ground, often among stones.
One to two eggs are laid, spotted and blotched and highly camouflaged.
Both parents incubate the eggs. When threatened, the incubating/brooding
adult pretends to be injured as a distraction tactic. Chicks are
nidicolous, meaning that they remain in the nest for some time after
hatching. Nothing else is known.