The former leader of the herd, Aminifu has passed away, and Simba soon received word of his passing. Leaving his daughter in charge, he travels to Kilio Valley along with his mate, Nala and his advisor, Zazu, to perform a speech. Simba is slightly apprehensive of the speech, with Zazu reminding him that he will will need to speak in elephantese, as per tradition.
When they finally reach the valley, they watch as elephants cover the corpse of Aminifu. Simba and Nala sorrowfully nuzzle one another as they see his body from a distance, before finally walking over to join them.
The funeral begins, and Simba is about to give his speech. However, when reciting the words, instead of saying the elephant idiom 'he had good on him', he mispronounces the words, and instead proclaims that 'he had poop on him'. Simba, Nala and Zazu become concerned, though Aminifu's daughter Ma Tembo laughs, saying that he indeed had poop on him. She thanks Simba, believing that the best thing to do is remember the good times they had.
The royal family are due to attend the herd's only concert of the rainy season. However, Simba winds up falling down a sinkhole as he saves his mate and daughter. With only his son able to save him, he insists that Nala and Kiara go to the concert without him. They reluctantly agree.
As the concert finishes in Mizimu Grove, Nala and Kiara applaud their music. Nala apologises again for Simba's absence, but he turns up at the last moment with the Lion Guard, Timon and Pumbaa in tow. He apologises to them himself, and decides to share a song which his is important to his family as a way of making it up to them - Hakuna Matata.
Ma Tembo is in charge of finding the new water source for the Dry Season. They attract Janja's Clan not once, but twice during their search. Although a challenge, Ma Tembo perseveres and eventually finds the new watering source after Makini orders everyone to be quiet ("shwari").
Ma Tembo's herd kick out Chama, a rambunctious adolescent elephant who has been causing a distraction within the herd. Ma Tembo agrees to take him back for Kion's sake, but Chama later leaves of his own accord.
Ma Tembo's herd organize the Ukumbusho. When the festivities start, bees attack the performers due to their head paint being made from pollen. The Lion Guard help sort out the problem, and the Ukumbusho continues.
When Bunga wants to give his uncles the best Christmas ever, Ma Tembo's herd agree to join in with the celebrations. After rehearsing all night, they are about to give up until Bunga reveals to them how important it is to him, and why.