The island was depicted in the shape of DK's head varied with landscapes consisting of jungles, ruins, forests, beaches, caves, big glaciers and even a desert. However, because villains had previously occupied the island, industrial-themed locations have also appeared; including mines and factories.
In the video game Donkey Kong Country Returns and games after it, much of the island’s terrain had been changed for reasons unknown. A colossal volcano now sits in the center of the island where the DK head formation use to be, and the big glacier mountains have disappeared.
According to all the aquatic animal fossils, possibly this island was once underwater from the cliff beneath. Several pillars, statues, and wooden totems suggest that the Tikis were the first inhabitants of the island controlling several animals. Possibly it became Kong Island when they defeated Tiki Tong and his underlings, long ago, because this species is immune to the Tikis' hypnotic power.
Despite its beauty and preservation, Donkey Kong Island is a target of covet for various villainous organizations. The island was routinely invaded by the Kremling Krew and Snowmads, although it has always been defended by DK and his friends.
|Home to Donkey Kong and his family. It is a lush, green jungle with caves that lead to a lake teeming with aquatic life. The boss of this area is Very Gnawty.|
|A mountain full of dangerous mines, treacherous walkways and ancient ruins. The boss of this area is Master Necky.|
|An area dotted with forests, jungles and ruins which are surrounded by a vast body of water. This areas boss is Queen B.|
|Snowy glacier mountains with hazardous weather, icy caverns and frosty waters. This areas boss is Really Gnawty.|
Kremkroc Industries Inc.
|A polluted part of the island highly industrialised by the Kremling Krew. The boss of this area is Dumb Drum.|
|Caves inside the island filled with mines, walkways and many dangers. The boss of this area is Master Necky Sr..|