John Henry and Jim Sinclair arrive in West Africa to help Commander Hayes start his experiment to domisticate wild game, but a rancher stands in their way. A little boy named Samson may give Jim more reason to stay.
When two women show up and scare a rhino, the rhino runs into a snare and can no longer eat or drink. It is up to Jim and the clan to catch the rhino and free him of the snare before the game control does it for them.
While rounding up some wild horses, Jim and the gang are taken hostage by a tribe of Native Africans who intend on forcing them to catch and train the horses before killing them. Samson, told to stay home, sneaks in the truck, then works to get back into Jim's good graces. He meets a boy and they work on lassoing their own wild game. Jim does his best to protect him from the truth.
When an arrogant woman photographer steps off her private plane at the Hayes ranch, Jim and John Henry find ourselves with more than they can handle - especially after her careless actions seperate a mother elephant from her baby calf. She refuses to listen to anyone and soon causes even more problems with the elephants.
When Samson catches a freakish fish, a local tribe believes he is possessed by an evil spirit. It becomes a race against time for Jim to get to the bottom of things so he can save Samson from a certain death.
Jim feels threatened when a man from Sampson's tribe threatens to take Sampson with him so he can get a "proper" education. Jim fights with everything he has to keep Samson with him, but it starts to look like a losing battle.
Jacob, has worked very hard to please Mageela's father; but when he asks Mageela's father for her hand in marriage, he turns Jacob down. Jim gets involved in a mess when Jacob decides to take Mageela and marry her anyway. They encounter all sorts of trouble on the trail when Jim helps them get to Jacob's tribe. Unfortunatly, Magella's tribe threatened Jacob's tribe so Jacob and Mageela cannot stay there. They set out to find a place for the couple to live. Meanwhile, Samson tries to understand the reason for love and marriage.
Jim is excited when they bring in a school teacher all the way from the United States to teach the African kids, especially Samson; but soon, Jim finds himself in another situation when a chief of one of the tribes refuses to let the children come to the school. Then, just when Jim thinks things are getting better, the teacher is kidnapped due to a misunderstanding - the chief thinks she had agreed to marry him!
After Jim yells at Samson for falling down on the job, Samson takes out into the rain forest to take his "Manhood" test. But when he leaves, he takes some poison meat with him and he doesn't realize it. It is a race against time to get to Samson before he eats the meat, and boy is Jim worried!