Mizimu Grove is a location in the Pride Lands.
Mizimu Grove is a small wood located in the center of the Pride Lands. The grove is dotted with large baobab trees, the blossoms of which open annually during the event of Kupatana.
In order to practice for Kupatana, a group of animals meets in Mizimu Grove to practice their choral piece. They later sing this piece as animals stream into Mizimu Grove, ready for Kupatana. The celebration begins, and the gathered animals witness the blooming of the baobab blossoms. However, in the midst of the proceedings, Reirei and her family break through the crowd of animals and begin their hunt. A confused Simba wonders at the plight, and Kion admits to letting them into the Pride Lands.
Despite this, all the Pridelanders bind together to take on the jackals, and Simba banishes them from the Pride Lands. With the jackals gone, Bunga begins to eat the fallen baobab blossoms, and many of the Pridelanders join in, welcoming back the joy and encouragement of Kupatana.
Ma Tembo and her herd perform their first concert of the season in Mizimu Grove, much to the delight of Kiara and Nala. Shortly afterward, Simba arrives with the Lion Guard, Pumbaa, and Timon, and all the animals perform "Hakuna Matata" together.
Mizimu Grove is seen during the musical sequence "You're Gonna Love It Right Here".
Kion and Nala have a heart-to-heart in Mizimu Grove, where Kion explains to Nala what had happened with his Roar and begs for her forgiveness. Nala insists that there is nothing to forgive and reminds Kion that he had saved her life, both from the hyenas and from the earthquake. Despite her reassurances, Kion confesses that he might never use the Roar again, but Nala reminds him that the Roar is a part of him and that she trusts him to use it responsibly.
Simba gathers several of the Pride Lands' animal leaders in Mizimu Grove for a Savannah Summit.
The Lion Guard patrols Mizimu Grove.
The Ukumbusho Tradition is held at Mizimu Grove.
Mizimu Grove appears in a painting during the musical sequence, "Wisdom on the Walls".
The Army of Scar attempts to attack the grove.
At Mizimu Grove, Rafiki and Simba announce Makini's mpando mpaya, and Timon and Pumbaa perform their song ("Tujiinue"). In the midst of the celebration, the Army of Scar attacks, and the Pride Landers rise up to defend themselves. The battle pauses when Scar appears in the flames and threatens to overtake the entirety of the Pride Lands. Frightened by Scar's unexpected appearance, the remaining Pride Landers flee Mizimu Grove.
Makini’s tree sprouts leaves and branches. As the seasons go on, the grove grows back and becomes restored to its former glory.
Behind the scenes
- "Mizimu" means "spirit worship places" in Swahili.
- In the "Life in the Pride Lands" music video, "Mizimu" is mistakenly spelled "Mmizimu".
- Each tree in Mizimu Grove is planted by a Royal Mjuzi apprentice. Mizimu Grove has 16 trees, which implies that there have been 16 Royal Mjuzis.