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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.

Appearance

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.

History

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
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Bunga, Timon and Pumbaa

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.

Visitors

Pride Lands
Aardvark DensAcacia GroveAcacia SavannaBig Baboon TreeBig RavineBig SpringsChakula PlainsChamber of the Lion GuardChekundu CliffsEmbamba CanyonFlat Ridge RockFlood PlainsGiraffe Watering HoleGnu PlainGorgeGrove of TreesGreat Big LakeHakuna Matata FallsHippo SpringsKilio ValleyKulinda's NestLake KiziwaLaini's TreeLake MatopeLake ShangazaMaji Baridi FallsMapango CliffsMapema RockMakuu's Watering HoleMaumivu Thorn PatchMbali FieldsMekundu CliffsMizimu GroveMud PotsNandembo CavernsNdefu GroveNyani GroveOno's NestPoromoko CrevassePride RockRafiki's TreeRocky PlainsRocky RidgeSehemu PassShelter of the Lion GuardSwampThe Lair of the Lion GuardThe Tallest TreeUkuni WoodsUrembo MeadowsUrembo RiverUshari's HoleUtamu TreeWatering Hole
Outlands
Broken RockElephant GraveyardOutlands VolcanoJasiri's Watering HoleReirei's CaveRocky PlateauTermite MoundsZira's Den
Back Lands
Acacia WoodsBadili's TreeBack Lands CanyonsDhahabu GroveDhahabu's Watering HoleMirihi Forest
Other Locations
Azaad's CanyonBamboo ForestBamboo WoodsCavernCliffsCanyonsCiso RiverCikha EscarpmentDragon IslandDesertDirishaDesert PlainsFlamingo BeachForestGreat Stone WallGreat Big LakeHot SpringsIcy RiverJungleMisty FallsMountainMarshMama Binturong's HideoutMountain PassMarsh ForestOceanPoolPondPratibimbaRed RocksRainbow FallsRocky MountainsRavineRiverbedSokwe's CaveSummer SpringsStone ForestTheluji MountainsStone ForestTundraTree of LifeWinter WoodsWillows
Moja Kwa Moja Landmarks
Bamboo ForestBig Mountains with Sun RockCliff with Tall TreeDried WaterfallDried PoolFour StarsGiant LakeHoled RockIroko TreeMonkey-Shaped MountainRainbow RocksRiverTwo-Peaked MountainWaterfall
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