Kindling is not a problem when your habitat is savanna.
A gentle stroll a few feet from where you wish to start your fire will put you within arm’s length of any number of twigs and brittle leaves that can form a tiny wigwam in a moment.
Savannas are an enigma for they should not be a mix of trees and grass for theory predicts grass or trees should eventually win out. All the textbooks struggle for a satisfactory explanation for the balanced mixture of the two: water, competition, fire, herbivores, all of the preceding.
If you are in a high grassland or a rainforest or near the village, then kindling is your rare friend.