Mumbo's Mountain
Mumbos Mountain entry
Game(s) Banjo-Kazooie
Type level
Theme Tribal Village
Transformation token(s) 5
Extra honeycomb(s) 2
Transformation Termite
Prerequisite 1 jiggy
Previous world Gruntilda's Lair (overworld)
Next world Treasure Trove Cove

Mumbo's Mountain is the first of nine worlds in Banjo-Kazooie. The entrance to this level is located just to the right of the entrance to Gruntilda's Lair. The puzzle is conveniently located right next to the world's entrance beyond a small fenced area and only requires one Jiggy to complete. This is the first world to introduce Mumbo Jumbo.

Points of Interest

Moves Learned

Talon Trot

Hold the Z button and press the right C button to bring Kazooie out and allow her to carry Banjo, moving the analog stick to walk and the A button to jump. While in Talon Trot, Banjo and Kazooie can not only get around faster, but also move up hills that would initially cause Banjo to slide down.

Beak Buster

Press the A button to jump, and then the Z button to do a ground pound with Kazooie.

Egg Firing

Hold the Z button, then press the up C button to fire eggs out of Kazooie's beak or the down C button to fire eggs from behind.




  1. Destroy Conga's Blocks: At Conga's Tree, you must make Conga throw an orange at you while you are on top of one of the orange blocks on the ground. Make him hit all three blocks to obtain a Jiggy.
  2. Feed Chimpy: Climb up Conga's Tree and grab the orange. Walk over to Chimpy and give him the orange in exchange for a Jiggy. Chimpy will also raise the stump to access the ledges above. 
  3. Defeat Conga: Stand on the top tree platform so you are at equal height with Conga and fire Eggs at him when his guard is down. After 3 hits, he will drop a Jiggy.
  4. Outside Mumbo's Skull: The Jiggy is inside the left eye of Mumbo's SkullFlap Flip to reach it. 
  5. Destroy the Huts: Destroy the huts in the village with the Beak Buster. The last one destroyed contains a Jiggy.
  6. Near the Ruins: In the middle of the Stonehenge-like ruins, near the molehill where Bottles teaches you the Talon Trot
  7. Feed Juju: Fire eggs into each mouth of the Juju Totem Pole until they all have disappeared and a Jiggy will appear. Be sure to collect the Extra Honeycomb before feeding the last segment!
  8. Scale the Hill: On the steep hill between the Village and the Entrance area. Can be obtained using the Talon Trot, as the Termite or by jumping down from the top of the hill. 
  9. Climb Ticker's Tower: Transform into a Termite and enter Ticker's Tower. Inside, scale the ledges and webs to reach the top and a Jiggy will be outside at the very top of the tower. 
  10. Find the Jinjos: Find all 5 Jinjos.


  • Blue - On an island in the middle of the lake.
  • Green - In the 4th destroyed hut in the village.
  • Orange - On the Stonehenge-like ruins.
  • Purple - On a platform near the Entrance area.
  • Yellow - On the slope between the Ruins and Conga's Tree.

Extra Honeycombs

  • In a small alcove on the hill above the lake. Can be obtained as the Termite or by carefully jumping down from the top of the hill.
  • When one segment of the Juju Totem Pole is left, jump on top of it and Flap Flip to retrieve the Extra Honeycomb.

Witch Switch

  • Located on the edges near Conga's Tree. Banjo must have already raised the tree stump on which Chimpy is standing (see Jiggy #2). The Jiggy appears at the top of the world entrance in Gruntilda's Lair. Exit the world as the Termite and climb the mountain to get it.

Mumbo Tokens

Extra Lives

  • At the top of Ticker's Tower.
  • Inside the 5th destroyed hut in the village.


  • None


  • Termite (requires 5 Mumbo Tokens)



Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

The Stonehenge ruins and the particular slope where it rests are recreated in Nuts & Bolts' third world, Banjoland as its own segment. It is larger here and sits amongst the Kickball Pitch, Golden Goliath and Targitzan on the top of the hill.

Banjoland Info

"Stonehenge. Brought here from Mumbo's Mountain, Banjo-Kazooie's first ever challenge level. L.O.G. has needed to enlarge it slightly and apply new textures to make it look a little less last-last-gen."

Mumbo's Mountain Exhibit


  • Originally, the music for this world was different, but Grant Kirkhope was asked to change it. The original song can be heard in Ticker's Tower.[1]
  • Of all of the worlds which feature a transformation in both Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, this is the only one where the transformation can be skipped and still be able to get 100%. Using a combination of very quick jumping and possibly the Beak Buster, both Ticker's Tower and the mountain above the world's entrance can be scaled without the Termite.
  • This is the only world that neither a Flight Pad nor Shock Jump Pad can be found. All other worlds have both or at least one of them.
  • A recreated version of Mumbo's Mountain was used as a beta level for testing the vehicle mechanics in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.[2]
  • This is the only world, besides Spiral Mountain, where Red Feathers cannot be found and one of two worlds where Gold Feathers cannot be found. 
Banjo kazooie unused characters ed bryan

Unused character designs intended for "what became Mumbo's Mountain. Probably!"

  • Ed Bryan shared this image of two unused character designs from Banjo-Kazooie - a tiger and a caveman - who were intended to be used in "what became Mumbo's Mountain. Probably!"[3] The tiger's face strongly resembles Officer Unogopaz and the Moggies from Banjo-Tooie's Mayahem Temple. Mayahem Temple appears to have been dreamt up during development of Banjo-Kazooie (Grant Kirkhope had composed a version of Mayahem Temple's theme very early on, for instance[4]) alongside other worlds like Glitter Gulch Mine which were also shelved until the sequel. With this in mind it seems likely that either Ed meant to say "Mayahem Temple", or Mayahem Temple emerged from early unused ideas for Mumbo's Mountain. Incidentally, Mayahem Temple also features cavemen, though they look quite different to the one shown here.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Manbo Maunten
Mumbo Mountain
SpanishMontaña de Mumbo (BKNB)Mumbo's Mountain
FrenchMontagne de MumboMumbo's Mountain
GermanMumbo's MountainMumbo's Mountain
ItalianMontagna di MumboMumbo's Mountain



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