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 stage with the same name, see Kongo Jungle (Super Smash Bros. Melee).
Kongo Jungle
Appearance Donkey Kong Country
Levels 5
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The Kongo Jungle is a vast jungle covering a large area of Donkey Kong Island, located at the foot of the Monkey Mountains. It is generally depicted as the place where the Kongs reside.


Donkey Kong series[edit]

The first half of Kongo Jungle.

It is the first area in Donkey Kong Country and is where Donkey Kong's house is located, as well as his precious Banana Hoard, which is often stolen by the Kremlings. The area is quite pleasant, possessing a vast amount of jungle and some rocky terrain. A large lake is also located in the area. The boss of Kongo Jungle is a giant Gnawty aptly named Very Gnawty.

The area where DK's Tree House is located in Donkey Kong 64 could possibly be either Kongo Jungle or a portion of it. Also, the area Jungle Japes in Donkey Kong 64 bears an extreme resemblance to Kongo Jungle.


Jungle Hijinxs[edit]

Main article: Jungle Hijinxs (Donkey Kong Country)

The first area in the Kongo Jungle is a simple jungle level, featuring Kritters, Neckies, Gnawties, Klaptraps, and Klumps. Rambi the Rhino makes his first appearance in this level, and he can help the Kongs reach a Bonus Area. At the beginning of the level, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can view the prized Banana Hoard.

Ropey Rampage[edit]

Main article: Ropey Rampage

This level is filled with ropes, and the Kongs must use them to travel across bottomless pits. Some K-O-N-G Letters can be found by falling off of ropes into secret barrels. The main enemies here are Zinger and Armies, in their first appearances, but Kritters and Klaptraps also appear as well.

Reptile Rumble[edit]

Main article: Reptile Rumble

The first ever cave level is filled with a rare snake enemies called Slippas. They inhabit the cave, trying to hit the Kongs. Tires also appear here for the first time. Other than Slippas, enemies include Klaptraps, a few Zingers, and Kritters.

Coral Capers[edit]

Main article: Coral Capers

In the first underwater level of the game, two Enguarde the Swordfishes appear to help out the Kongs. No Bonus Areas can be found in this level. Enemies here include Bitesizes, Chomps, Chomps Jr., Croctopi, and Clambos, all making their first appearance.

Barrel Cannon Canyon[edit]

Main article: Barrel Cannon Canyon

This level takes place high up in the trees, and, hence the name, the Kongs will need to use many Barrel Cannons to advance. Four different types of Kritters appear here, red, purple, green, and blue. Other enemies include Armies and yellow and red Zingers.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Main article: Kongo Jungle (Super Smash Bros.)
Main article: Kongo Jungle (Super Smash Bros. Melee)

Kongo Jungle (incorrectly spelled Congo Jungle) appears as one of the arenas in the game 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 the Super Smash Bros. sequel, Super Smash Bros. Melee, another Kongo Jungle stage 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. The original Kongo Jungle stage from the previous game also returns.

Donkey Kong Country television series[edit]

In the Donkey Kong Country TV series, Kongo Jungle appeared as the home for the Kongs much like in the game with the same name.

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
Spanish Jungla Kongo Literal translation
German Tiefster Kongo "Deepest Kongo/Congo"
Portuguese Selva Kongo Literal translation


  • The name Kongo Jungle is a play on words on the Congo Jungle in Africa, using a "K" instead of a "C" to imply that it is the home of the Kongs.