Rafiki's Ancient Tree, often called The Tree of Life, is home to Rafiki. The tree appears in all Lion King related media. The tree appears to be a large baobab tree. Rafiki is often seen performing various shamanistic tasks there. The trunk of the tree is shown to be covered in paintings, including depictions of Simba, Kiara, and Kovu, all of which were drawn by Rafiki.
Rafiki's Ancient Tree is a tall and thick African baobab tree. Its leaves are always green, as it hasn't been affected at all during Scar's reign. It resides some distance from the Pride Lands and could've been Rafiki's place of origin.
Early in the first film, Rafiki is seen drawing a picture of Simba on the tree's trunk, though he smears it after hearing of Simba's death. Later on, while at the tree, he discovers Simba actually survived. He restores the picture of Simba on the trunk, adding a mane to show Simba's maturity.
In the second film, Rafiki is seen at his tree, conversing with Mufasa's spirit. While talking to Mufusa, he is seen completing pictures of both Kiara and Kovu, telling Mufasa how the two are growing up.
Rafiki appears in a small scene while hanging from his tree. The tree was not seen afterwards.
- Rafiki's tree resembles a baobab tree, a kind of tree native to Africa, where the film takes place.
|The Lion King|
Characters: Simba | Nala | Mufasa | Scar | Zazu | Sarabi | Sarafina | Timon | Pumbaa | Rafiki | Shenzi, Banzai and Ed | Hyena Clan | Wildebeest Stampede | Kiara | Kovu | Zira | Vitani | Nuka | Outsiders | Crocodiles | Ma | Uncle Max | Gopher | Fred | Quint | Uncle Boaris | Toucan Dan | Boss Beaver | Speedy the Snail | Smolder the Bear | Little Jimmy | Erwin | Ned the Elephant | Cheetato and Cheetata | Rabbit | Dr. Happy | Happy Dog | Herman | Jackal
Songs: Circle of Life | I Just Can't Wait to Be King | Be Prepared | Hakuna Matata | Can You Feel the Love Tonight? | He Lives in You | We Are One | My Lullaby | Upendi | Not One of Us | Love Will Find A Way | That's All I Need | Digga Tunnah Dance | One by One | Chow Down | The Madness of King Scar | The Morning Report | The Lion Sleeps Tonight
See also: The Disney Afternoon