It is said in Africa that when a Lion roars, a ruler is born. For centuries, man has be in awe of these majestic, powerful animals. Now, Oscar winning star Anthony Hopkins follows the route of the pioneering safaris, first by rail from the coast of Tanzania to Arusha, near Kilimanjaro, then by foot. Hopkins meets the legendary Maasai, a majestic people who dominate the crater highlands of the country. The Maasai have a love hate relationship with the lions, who raid and kill there cattle by night. By day, it is a different story. Although it is illegal to kill a lion except as self defence, for the Maasai, it is a sign of manhood to kill the 'King of Beasts'. From the spectacular expanse of the Serengeti, to the breathtaking extinct volcano of Nagorongoro, Hopkins learns of the lifestyle and the habits of this magnificent cat. He learns of the family ties that are rigorously followed, and the violent, often brief reign of the lion 'In the wild'