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Skin color

Black, gray, and pink

Eye color


Distinguishing features

Tusk stubs

Biographical information



Pride Lands


   Pride Landers
   Ma Tembo's herd (formerly)

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Chama cha Mzaha na Furaha!
―Chama's catchphrase[src]

Chama is a male elephant.

Initially, Chama resided with Ma Tembo and her herd. However, his rambunctious ways caused him to be exiled from the herd, after which he attempted to settle down with his friends, Furaha and Mzaha. The Lion Guard convinced the three to return to their herds, but they reunited shortly afterward, unable to assimilate into their respective lives. Together, the three saved Makini and Rafiki from a fire, and declared that they were better together than apart.


The Lion Guard

"Rafiki's New Neighbors"

Chama and his friends, Furaha and Mzaha, declare that they want to live at Rafiki's tree

In the Pride Lands, Rafiki teaches his young apprentice, Makini, to draw paintings. In the midst of their lesson, the mandrills are interrupted by a trio of young animals: Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha, who declare that they want to live with Rafiki at his tree. Though Rafiki is hesitant to accept them, he eventually gives in to their pleas and allows them to stay.

Ma Tembo agrees to give Chama one more chance to fit in with the herd

Later, with Rafiki in the lead, the Lion Guard ventures to Rafiki's tree, where they find Makini having a bug-eating competition with Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha. The team breaks up the commotion, and Kion questions the three young animals as to why they are not with their herds. The three admit that they are outcasts, but Rafiki insists that they must return to their families, for it is part of their duty to the Circle of Life. Seeing the importance of Rafiki's words, the three young animals agree to return to their herds.

Beshte and Ono escort Furaha back to his troop, Fuli brings Mzaha back to Bupu, and Kion and Bunga accompany Chama back to his herd, where the herd's leader, Ma Tembo, explains that Chama is a disruption to the other elephants. Kion encourages Ma Tembo to give Chama another chance, and she begrudgingly agrees.

Chama realizes that he is not meant to be with his herd, and reunites with Furaha and Mzaha

However, Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha are unable to fit in with their herds and meet up away from their respective kinds. They romp around the Pride Lands, playing together, until they decide to return to Rafiki's tree. There, they disrupt yet another lesson from Rafiki, who orders them to return to their herds and leave Makini to her training. Reluctantly, the three agree and leave the mandrills to their work.

Presently, sparks from a nearby fire begin to drift across the savanna, igniting the grass beneath Rafiki's tree. Makini and Rafiki notice the danger too late and find themselves trapped on a branch high above the fire. Before the Lion Guard can reach Rafiki's tree, however, Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha arrive and lead the mandrills to safety. They then begin to put out the fire themselves.

Chama and his friends rescue Rafiki and Makini from a fire

The Lion Guard takes off to save Makini and Rafiki, only to find that Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha are battling the fire themselves. The Lion Guard joins in, and together, the two groups put out the fire. Rafiki thanks them profusely for their help and, as a token of thanks, offers Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha a home at his tree. The three are honored by Rafiki's offer, but admit that they have found a new home near Big Springs for their family.

Physical appearance

As he is not fully grown, Chama is rather small, with a gray hide. He has a paler gray underbelly, large pink ears, and two white tusks that protrude from either side of his trunk. His eyes are black.

Personality and traits

Chama is a free spirit, with a penchant for fun and games. He has a more serious side, however, as seen when he selflessly puts himself in danger in order to help Rafiki and Makini escape a fire. Chama also shares a special bond with Furaha and Mzaha.


  • Chama is voiced by Jacob Bertrand.[1]
  • Chama's name means "society, club, group, association" in Swahili.[2]
  • Chama's catchphrase, "Chama cha Mzaha na Furaha," means "Chama of Mzaha and Furaha" in Swahili.[2]


  1. Jacob Bertrand. IMDb., Inc. Retrieved on September 1, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Online Swahili - English Dictionary. African Languages. Retrieved on September 1, 2020.

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