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
Kongo Jungle in Donkey Kong Country for the Game Boy Advance.
The world map in the GBA version of Donkey Kong Country
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, cameo as world map)
Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance) (2003, physical appearance)
Greater location Donkey Kong Island (Donkey Kong Country)
World of Light (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Capital Donkey Kong's Treehouse
Ruler Donkey Kong
Inhabitants Kongs

The Kongo Jungle is a vast jungle found on Donkey Kong Island, at the foot of Monkey Mines. First appearing in Donkey Kong Country, Kongo Jungle is the place where DK's Tree House and the Banana Hoard is found; a distinction shared with the similar Jungle world in Donkey Kong Country Returns, which has been suggested to be the same location.[1] It is named from both "Kong" and the Congo, a section of Africa known for its dense rainforests (including natural ranges of wild gorillas) and currently made up of two similarly named countries (the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo), the Congo River forming their border, and their outlying regions.


Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Kongo Jungle
1st part from the Kongo Jungle map.2nd part from the Kongo Jungle map.
Game Donkey Kong Country
Level(s) 5
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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. The levels are as follows:

Kongo JungleMonkey MinesVine ValleyGorilla GlacierKremkroc Industries, Inc.Chimp CavernsGang-Plank GalleonDonkey Kong Country - New version of the DKCMap.jpg file, but this time in PNG. Thanks, Scrooge200!
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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 Kongo Jungle world map recreation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The recreated Kongo Jungle map in World of Light mode of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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.