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Map.gif Lake Orangatanga Map.gif
The world map of the 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
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)

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 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. The boss of this world is Belcha.

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.

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 Barrel awaiting them. Belcha spits out barrels in sudden intervals, each containing a Knik-Knak, that can be jumped on to render it helpless. The Knik-Knak can then be thrown into Belcha's open mouth. This will make Belcha burp, and make it move backwards from the recoil of the burp. The player must repeat the process until Belcha falls backwards into a pit.

Supporting Locations

Brothers Bear residences

Banana Bird Cave



Music Themes

Title Description Composer Game(s)
Submap Shuffle
Music theme playing while traveling on the world map of Lake Orangatanga. Eveline Fischer[1] Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES)
Northern Kremisphere
Music theme playing while traveling on the world map of Lake Orangatanga in the GBA version. David Wise[2] Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA)