Ricky Garrett a Hollywood celebrity is in South Africa to host a music awards when during a short safari he falls foul to a group of poachers. After a long stay in hospital he recovers and making use of his celebrity status joins a group of conservationists in Botswana, tracking a poaching ring in the hope of bringing the criminals to justice. When he meets Sandra, sparks immediately fly, but are the two able to keep this hidden from Sandra's very powerful boyfriend. Beneath the African Sun follows Ricky's slow awakening to the beauty and harshness of Africa, his guarded acceptance into the group, and his quest to find the people that nearly took his life. His journey is thwarted with problems. Is someone in the group hiding something, and will they all stay alive long enough to see justice done.