Kongo Jungle

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This article is about the place in the Donkey Kong franchise. For the Super Smash Bros. stage with the same name, see Kongo Jungle (Super Smash Bros.). For the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage known by this name in the former game, see Kongo Falls.
Kongo Jungle
Game Donkey Kong Country
Level(s) 5 + 1 boss
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The Kongo Jungle is a vast jungle which appears in Donkey Kong Country. It is found on Donkey Kong Island, at the foot of Monkey Mines. It is depicted as the general location of DK's Tree House; a distinction it shares with the similar Jungle world in Donkey Kong Country Returns, which has been suggested to be the same location [1]

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Donkey Kong Country[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country, Kongo Jungle is the first world. Most of the area is engulfed in a jungle, but there is a long cavern about midway through. The cavern's exit leads to the second half of Kongo Jungle, which itself directly leads to a large lake. The original Super Nintendo Entertainment System release shows two halves of Kongo Jungle in separate screens.


Name Description Enemies Animal Friends
Donkey Kong about to collect a "O" in the level Jungle Hijinks.
Jungle Hijinxs
The first level of Kongo Jungle. It introduces basic enemies such as Kritters and Gnawties. Most of the level is straightforward, but has a few pits near the end. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong receive assistance from Rambi the Rhino, who appears about halfway through the level. He has the ability to ram into enemies and walls that patch up Bonus Areas. Gnawty
Donkey Kong swinging on a rope in the level Ropey Rampage.
Ropey Rampage
Ropey Rampage takes place directly after Jungle Hijinxs, and takes place at night during a tropical rainstorm. The main theme of the level is for the Kongs to walk on treetops and swing on Ropes across large abysses. This level introduces the aerial enemy, Zingers, and rolling armadillos, Armies. Army
Donkey Kong about to collect an "N" in the level Reptile Rumble.
Reptile Rumble
This level takes place inside a cavern tunnel with a bumpy ground. The level's elevation varies, and tires are needed to reach the higher ledges. Kritters often guard the upper or lower steeped areas, Zingers usually lurk around the tires, and Slippas patrol on the ground. Slippa
Coral Capers
Coral Capers
Coral Capers is the first underwater level, and is set in a coral reef. The Kongs can free Enguarde from an Animal Crate to help defeat some aquatic foes. Every underwater enemy debuts in this level except Squidge. Like the other underwater levels, Coral Capers has no Bonus Areas. There are coral walls with items such as bananas. Bitesize
Barrel Cannon Canyon
Barrel Cannon Canyon
The fifth and final level of Kongo Jungle, and is therefore considered the hardest level of that world. As its name suggests, there are several Barrel Cannons and Blast Barrels located throughout the level. They are essential because they allow the Kongs to cross over the large pits. The level features several Kritters, including their bouncing variant. Zingers often patrol over the large pits. The Kongs can go on the treetops to access secret Barrel Cannons that allow them to quickly skip across the large pitfalls. Kritter
Very Gnawty's Lair
Very Gnawty's Lair
The Kongs fight the world's boss, Very Gnawty. None None

Donkey Kong Country television series[edit]

Kongo Jungle reappears as the Kongs' residence for the Donkey Kong Country television series.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Main article: Kongo Jungle (Super Smash Bros.)
Main article: Kongo Falls
The recreated Kongo Jungle map in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Adventure mode

Kongo Jungle (spelled "Congo Jungle" in the original Super Smash Bros.) appears as one of the arenas in Super Smash Bros. The Kongo Jungle stage is made out of a large wooden platform with several smaller, sometimes floating ones around it. There is also a vast jungle in the background of the arena and a Barrel Cannon underneath the arena. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, in addition to the previous Kongo Jungle returning, another Kongo Jungle stage (later renamed "Kongo Falls" in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) was introduced. This Kongo Jungle stage is constructed out of logs strewn together, which are sitting on rocks jutting out of a waterfall. In the background of this stage is a vast jungle along with what appears to be DK's Tree House. Kongo Jungle in Super Smash Bros. later returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, while both versions reappear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

A recreation of the original Kongo Jungle world map appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Adventure mode, World of Light, where it is named "DK Island". It can be visited via a portal on the east side of the world map. In DK Island, Donkey Kong-series spirits appear in the locations the levels were originally (with the exception of Barrel Cannon Canyon; Jungle Hijinxs serves as the area's starting point), in the following order: Kritter (Ropey Rampage), Cranky Kong (Cranky's Cabin), Zinger (Reptile Rumble), Enguarde (Coral Capers), Funky Kong (Funky's Flights), Candy Kong (Candy's Save Point), and Diddy Kong (Very Gnawty's Lair). Defeating Funky Kong's puppet fighter unlocks Funky Kong's Shack, one of the shops in Spirits mode.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レベル1 コンゴジャングル
Reberu 1 Kongo janguru
Level 1 Kongo Jungle
French Jungle Kongo Kongo Jungle
German Tiefster Kongo Deepest Kongo/Congo
Italian Giungla nel Kongo (GBC)
Giungla Kongo
Jungle in the Kongo
Kongo Jungle
Portuguese Selva Kongo Kongo Jungle
Spanish Jungla Kongo Kongo Jungle


  1. ^ KynanPearson (August 12, 2021). Tweet by Kynan Pearson (Archived). Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2022.