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DK Jungle is the first track in the Special Cup in Mario Kart 7 and the last track of the Banana Cup in Mario Kart 8. The course is based on the Donkey Kong series, with some elements making an appearance in this course, including Tiki Goons, Screaming Pillars, and also DK's House.

In Mario Kart 7, the staff ghost kart setup is Donkey Kong driving a Bolt Buggy with Red Monster tires and a Super Glider while the other has a time of 02:10.777 with Donkey Kong driving the Standard Kart with Monster tires and the Super Glider.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart setup is Donkey Kong driving the Varmint with Monster tires and the Super Glider.


Mario Kart 7

The track passes through a jungle, where some DK Barrels appear. After going out of the jungle the drivers have to bounce on a large, red flower to land on a path near waterfalls and a lake. DK's House appear there and some Tiki Goons move on the track.

The course continues in a second jungle, similar to the first with Frogoons, before going in the Golden Temple. After some turns, past the gold banana, the drivers have to glide over a lake where several Screaming Pillars stay and once in a while scream shooting out air to blow back hanggliding players. Finally, they land and with a trick ramp and rejoin the first jungle.

Mario Kart 8

DK Jungle returns as the final course in the Banana Cup in Mario Kart 8. In this rendition of the course, some objects are changed and replaced; the entrance to the temple is now slanted upward and acts as an anti-gravity section, and the mud near the beginning of the track is absent.

The layout remains the same, except for the anti-gravity section. The course has updated graphics and lighting. Giant Pillars replaces Screaming Pillars and they now exhale smokes when they are shouting, and Tiki Goons have had their movement speed severely reduced.


  • It is possible to ride up the fallen pillar before leaving the jungle to get to the Golden Temple through gliding. for all games
  • The player can use a short route by making a sharp left turn near the end of the track. for all games


Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 8


  • This track and SNES Donut Plains 3 are the only tracks that have been in both the Special and Banana Cup as a retro track, most likely because of their easiness. Coincidentally, both take place in the Banana Cup in the same game, Mario Kart 8.
  • The Mario Kart 8 remake of this track has the golden banana statue spinning, as opposed to the simple, non-moving banana statue in Mario Kart 7.
  • In Mario Kart 8, DK Jungle is the only retro track that re-uses its original track music.
Previous track:
Maka Wuhu
Current track:
DK Jungle
Previous track:
N64 Royal Raceway
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 8
Next track:
DS Wario Stadium
Mario Kart 7 courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Toad CircuitDaisy HillsCheep Cheep LagoonShy Guy Bazaar
Flower Cup Wuhu LoopMario CircuitMusic ParkRock Rock Mountain
Star Cup Piranha Plant SlideWario ShipyardNeo Bowser CityMaka Wuhu
Special Cup DK JungleRosalina's Ice WorldBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup N64 Luigi RacewayGBA Bowser Castle 1Wii Mushroom GorgeDS Luigi's Mansion
Banana Cup N64 Koopa Troopa BeachSNES Mario Circuit 2Wii Coconut MallDS Waluigi Pinball
Leaf Cup N64 Kalimari DesertDS DK PassGCN Daisy CruiserWii Maple Treeway
Lightning Cup Wii Koopa CapeGCN Dino Dino JungleDS Airship FortressSNES Rainbow Road
Battle Courses GBA Battle Course 1N64 Big DonutDS Palm ShoreHoneybee HiveSherbet RinkWuhu Town
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Mario Kart StadiumWater ParkSweet Sweet CanyonThwomp Ruins
Flower Cup Mario CircuitToad HarborTwisted MansionShy Guy Falls
Star Cup Sunshine AirportDolphin ShoalsElectrodromeMount Wario
Special Cup Cloudtop CruiseBone-Dry DunesBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup Wii Moo Moo MeadowsGBA Mario CircuitDS Cheep Cheep BeachN64 Toad's Turnpike
Banana Cup GCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Royal Raceway3DS DK Jungle
Leaf Cup DS Wario StadiumGCN Sherbet Land3DS Music ParkN64 Yoshi Valley
Lightning Cup DS Tick-Tock Clock3DS Piranha Plant SlideWii Grumble VolcanoN64 Rainbow Road
DLC cups Egg Cup+ GCN Yoshi CircuitExcitebike ArenaDragon DriftwayMute City
Triforce Cup+ Wii Wario's Gold MineSNES Rainbow RoadIce Ice OutpostHyrule Circuit
Crossing Cup+ GCN Baby ParkGBA Cheese LandWild WoodsAnimal Crossing
Bell Cup+ 3DS Neo Bowser CityGBA Ribbon RoadSuper Bell SubwayBig Blue
Battle Courses Mario Circuit* • Toad Harbor* • Wii Moo Moo Meadows* • GCN Dry Dry Desert* • SNES Donut Plains 3* • N64 Toad's Turnpike* • GCN Sherbet Land* • N64 Yoshi Valley*
Battle Stadium** • Sweet Sweet Kingdom** • Dragon Palace** • Lunar Colony** • 3DS Wuhu Town** • SNES Battle Course 1** • GCN Luigi's Mansion** • Urchin Underpass**
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8. • ** - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.