A terrible drought puts the lives of the inhabitants of a Massaï village on the plains of Kenya in danger. The Elders designate ten young warriors to bring back the mane of Vitchua, a mythical lion of extraordinary force whose death will bring rain to the village.
But the expedition proves difficult and full of surprises for the inexperienced warriors. While crossing the desert, they drop from exhaustion. They awaken in a village of women, close to the Valley of the Wizards. It is there that Vitchua has taken refuge. Getting a second wind, the young warriors begin their battle against the frightening animal.