Bunga: "Zuka zama! Lookit! The water's reached the trees at Mapema Rock!"
Beshte: "Poa! You're right, Bunga! That means... Uh... What does that mean?"
Bunga: "It means it's the peak of the rainy season! It's time for utamu! "

- The Search for Utamu

Mapema Rock is a large rock located in the Pride Lands.


Mapema Rock juts out over a marshy region located at the end of a river. It is a thick, gray boulder that forms a curve over the river. The rock slightly resembles the head of an eagle.


The Search for Utamu

The Lion Guard ventures out to Mapema Rock, being led by Bunga who is searching for the rare utamu grubs. When he notices that the water has reached the surrounding trees he becomes excited, and informs a curious Beshte how this turn of events means that it's the peak of the rainy season, which is the best time for finding the Utamu grubs.

Mapema Rock is also seen in the flashback sequence where Timon and Pumbaa are also searching for the Utamu grubs, shortly before meeting the young Bunga.


Pride Lands
Aardvark DensBig Baboon TreeBig RavineBig SpringsChakula PlainsChekundu CliffsEmbamba CanyonFlat Ridge RockFlood PlainsGnu PlainGrove of TreesHakuna Matata FallsHippo SpringsKilio ValleyLake KiziwaLaini's TreeLake MatopeMaji Baridi FallsMapango CliffsMapema RockMbali FieldsMekundu CliffsMizimu GroveNandembo CavernsNdefu GroveNyani GroveOno's NestPride RockRafiki's TreeRocky PlainsRocky RidgeGiraffe Watering HoleKulinda's NestSwampThe Lair of the Lion GuardThe Shelter of the Lion GuardUkuni WoodsUrembo MeadowsUtamu TreeWatering Hole
Broken RockOutlands VolcanoJasiri's Watering HoleReirei's CaveRocky PlateauZira's DenZira's Termite Mound
Back Lands
Badili's TreeDhahabu GroveDhahabu's Watering HoleMirihi Forest
Other Locations
Misty FallsRed RocksSokwe's CaveSummer SpringsTheluji MountainsTree of Life