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Map Lake Orangatanga Map
The world map of Lake Orangatanga as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! for SNES.
Number of Stages 6
Boss(es) Belcha
Brothers Bear's House Barnacle's Island in the SNES version,
Bachelor Pad in the GBA version
Banana Bird Cave Smuggler's Cove
Greater Location Northern Kremisphere
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)
Adjacent World(s) << Donkey Kong Country 2
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Donkey Kong Country 3 >>

Lake Orangatanga is the first world of the Northern Kremisphere in the game Donkey Kong Country 3. It is a lake with boardwalks and fertile land as well. The boss of this world is Belcha.

The lake is actually swimmable, which differs drastically from the previous Donkey Kong Country games, where the Kongs were restricted to a set path (though the other land areas outside of the lake here are on set paths). In the northwestern corner of the map, a large mountain is visible.

Adjacent Worlds[]


Lakeside Limbo[]

The first stage of Lake Orangatanga takes place on a boardwalk. Kongs can use team-up early in the stage to reach the above area for bonuses. This stage is pretty basic, it is a long walk across the boardwalk, with a few enemies to defying them. There are a few swimming areas as well. Ellie the Elephant being found in the latter half of the stage.

Doorstop Dash[]

The second stage of Lake Orangatanga is a mill stage. At the beginning of the stage, a metal, unbreakable door greets the Kongs. Jump onto the nearly lever to lower it, and quickly run through the opened door before it closes. The rest of the stage is fairly the same, with Dixie and Kiddy Kong needing to jump onto the levers and dash to the temporarily opened door, they having to race to the door, with different obstacles trying to prevent them.

Tidal Trouble[]

Another boardwalk stage, Tidal Trouble will start off with a Koin early in the stage. Use team-up to grab the Steel Keg above the left platform and score the DK Coin. This stage, as the name suggests, has a lot of water areas. The tide is going to the left, the opposite direction the Kongs are trying to go for the end. Note a secret Animal Barrel of Enguarde the Swordfish located after the "O" of the K-O-N-G Letters, in a small corner in the water area to the left.

Skidda's Row[]

The first snow stage of Donkey Kong Country 3, Skidda's Row is home to icy and slippery terrain, with Skiddas skidding along. They are quite bothersome, and are found many times in the stage. There are slopes and a few pits located in parts of the stage as well. Bonus Barrels are fairly easy to find, as they are in plain sight in the stage.

Murky Mill[]

As the stage name suggests, this stage takes place inside a mill. Hop onto the platform to rise and find an Ellie Animal Barrel. Turn into Ellie and proceed through the stage as normal. Sneeks are common here. As the Kongs are going through the stage, they will notice lights in the mill. If Ellie spots a Sneek under the light, she will get startled, and run away in fear. Elephants are infamously afraid of mice, and Ellie is no exception. Use the respawning barrels to defeat them, before they come within sight. Most of the stage repeats this process, with Ellie needing to carry a barrel to defeat the Sneeks under lights.

Belcha's Barn[]

The first boss stage of the game, Belcha's Barn is, contrary to the name, an area inside a mill, with Belcha, a giant living barrel awaiting the primates inside a room below a trapdoor. Belcha spits out single barrels and jumps forward in sudden intervals. Each barrel contains a yellow Knik-Knak inside. The enemies can be jumped on to render them helpless, and the Knik-Knaks can be pick up and then be thrown into Belcha's open mouth. This will make the boss to munch them and release a strong burp, pushing Belcha backwards from the recoil of it. If the heroes take too long to break the barrels, just defeat the Knik-Knaks or miss the toss of the enemies into the Belcha's mouth, the boss will spit a new barrel and jump forward again, pushing the Kongs towards the left side of the arena. There is a pit at the left down corner of the stage in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of the game, and a grinder in the Game Boy Advance version. The primates must avoid the respective hazards by repeating the process of throwing Knik-Knaks into the boss's mouth successfully until it falls backwards into a pit at the right side of the arena, being taken down eventually. By defeating Belcha once, the player will earn a single Bonus Coin.

After that, the player will gain access to the world Kremwood Forest.

Supporting Locations[]

Brothers Bear residences[]

Banana Bird Cave[]

  • Smuggler's Cove: located on the beach at the north of the world map, and accessible by swimming under both boardwalks.



"Lake Orangatanga has a mixture of terrain that hints at the challenges you'll encounter in later stages in the game. Hone your simian skills as you bounce and roll through levels comprising water, snow, and dark and dreary dwellings."
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide (SNES version), page 5
"The once-placid shoreline of Lake Orangatanga has been invaded by scores of Kaos's krooked Kremling krew. This six-stage lake restoret has a little bit of danger in every terrain, ranging from undersea undersea uncertainties to alpine altercations. Either Dixie or Kiddy can complete each stage, but you need the talents of both primates to find all the hidden items and bonus levels."
Nintendo Power Vol. 89 (SNES version), page 36
"Discovered by some of the first explorers of Donkey Kong Country, Lake Orangatanga was a relatively peaceful area, but that's nothing a horde of Kremlings can't cure! The different challenges here will prepare you for the perils ahead. Be sure to use every opportunity to collect and save all the Bear Coins you can-- you'll need then later."
Nintendo Power Vol. 90 (SNES version), page 26


Music Themes[]

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Title Description Composer Game(s)
Submap Shuffle Music theme of world maps, except Krematoa. Eveline Fischer[1] Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES)
Northern Kremisphere Music theme of all maps. David Wise[2] Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA)