During a terrible drought, the Zuberi River is one of the last sources of water left in the Pride Lands. Late one night, while Rafiki is about to sleep, he notes that the river looks like "a silver stream in the moonlight."
While flying over the Pride Lands, Zazu notices the Zuberi River snaking its way across the Pride Lands.
- Zuberi means "strong" in Swahili.
- In King of the Jungle, an early script of The Lion King, the Zuberi River is called the Ndona River.