Kongo Jungle is the first world found in Donkey Kong Country and the homeland of the Kong Family and the Animal Buddies. It also has Donkey Kong's treehouse and his banana hoard in the very first level, Jungle Hijinxs. The boss in this world is Very Gnawty who is also the first boss in this game. This world has five levels and one boss level.
In the Super Smash Bros. series, Kongo Jungle appears as a stage in all the games in the series. In the first Super Smash Bros. game, Kongo Jungle is called Congo Jungle for unknown reasons. There is a large wooden platform with two smaller floating ones on the stage. There is also two palm trees on both sides of the wooden platform and a Barrel Cannon underneath the stage.
Kongo Jungle also appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee where it goes by its original title. This stage is made of logs and has flowing water underneath the stage. There is also a house which appears to be a science lab if the player looks at it closely and can also see Cranky Kong's shadow. There are also Klaptraps which occasionally appear on the stage in the waterfall along with logs that can be used as rafts. The Kongo Jungle appears in the Adventure Mode of Super Smash Bros. Melee where the player has to defeat two Donkey Kongs.
This stage reappears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl with the same features.
- Kongo Jungle bears a resemblance to Jungle Japes, the first area in Donkey Kong 64.
- Kongo Jungle's name is a pun on Congo Jungle, a location in Africa, but has a "K" instead of a "C", implying that it is the main location of the Kongs.