Embamba Canyon is a steep canyon with uneven walls of light reddish brown stone. It is narrow in some places and widens out in others. A tree grows on top of the surrounding land, with very small patches of grass scattered in certain areas. It connects Mbali Fields to the rest of the Pride Lands.
When Kion is tasked with leading a migration over to Mbali Fields, he asks Ono to scout out the quickest route. Ono reports that the fastest route over there involves passing through Embamba Canyon.
As the song Trail to Hope ends, Embamba Canyon is seen. Muhimu gets hungry after seeing the grass, and makes a frenzied dash across the canyon with the rest of her herd, and subsequently causes Swala's herd to follow suit. However, they ignore Kions' warning to slow down, and their stampeding cause an avalanche of rocks to plummet into the canyon, blocking the route entirely. With great concern, they realise that they have no choice but to return, as Ono scouts a new route. This route, however, requires them to travel through the Outlands.
On the way to the Outlands, a flash flood occurs, but the Lion Guard manage to get both herds out safely. They are finally able to leave Embamba Canyon with nothing but the herds' trust in Kion damaged.