Bananacoin-dkcr Banana Bird Cave Bananacoin-dkcr
Greater location(s) Northern Kremisphere
Inhabitant(s) Banana Birds
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3
The Banana Bird Caves are multiple caves that hold Banana Birds prisoner during the events of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. These caves, usually secret, are found all over the Northern Kremisphere.


Prior to Donkey Kong Country 3, KAOS captured and sealed the Banana Birds away so he would not be opposed by them and their queen, the Banana Bird Queen. It is up to Dixie and Kiddy Kong to free them all from these caves so they can save the Banana Bird Queen and defeat KAOS once and for all.

In order to free the Banana Birds, the Kongs must play a "Simon Says" type of mini-game. There are four type of crystals in the cave, blue, red, yellow, and green. The game will make a crystal light up and make a noise, and then others will after, depending on difficultly. It is up to the Kongs to mimic the patterns of the crystals. Upon doing so, the Banana Bird will be freed.

There are various ways to reach a Banana Bird Cave; sometimes, they are in secret locations in the terrain of the overworld map, some require assistance by the Brothers Bear, or via Gyrocopter.

Banana Bird Caves do not return in Donkey Kong Land III, due to the lack of Banana Birds altogether.

Names and locations

  • Bounty Beach - Northern Kremisphere overworld; east of Funky's Rentals, across the water.
  • Smuggler's Cove - Lake Orangatanga; along the northern beach.
  • Arich's Hoard - Kremwood Forest; across the river, after Bobbing Barrel Brawl.
  • Kong Cave – Northern Kremisphere overworld; near Bazaar's general store.
  • Bounty BayCotton-Top Cove; slightly northeast of Bazza's Blockade.
  • Sky-High SecretMekanos; near Swanky's Sideshow.
  • Undercover Cove – Northern Kremisphere overworld; north of the waterfall near Kong Cave.
  • Glacial GrottoK3; west of Blizzard's Basecamp.
  • Clifftop CacheRazor Ridge; far northwest, beyond the cliff, via Björn's chairlifts.
  • Sewer StockpileKAOS Kore; behind the sewer grate.
  • Belcha's Burrow – Northern Kremisphere overworld; southwest of Bazaar's general store, across the water.
  • K's Kache – Northern Kremisphere overworld; on the island in the northwestern lake.
  • Hill-Top Hoard – Northern Kremisphere overworld; far northeast cliff. Near Razor Ridge and KAOS Kore.
  • Whirlpool WreckPacifica; above Barbos's Barrier (GBA version only).
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