Kalimba is a Tiki that appeared in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its 3DS remake as an enemy who hypnotized the games first boss, Mugly. Kalimba is one of the more notable members of the Tiki Tak Tribe, as he was the one who first tried to hypnotize Donkey Kong to do his bidding, only to discover he was immune to his hypnotic tunes. This led Kalimba to get beaten up by DK, who sent him flying out of the Kong's own treehouse.
Kalimba later appears in World 1-B: Mugly's Mound, where he hypnotizes Mugly into attacking Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. However, Mugly is soon defeated and Kalimba is sent flying yet again (or escape if the player doesn't do anything). Despite his defeat, it wouldn't be the last Donkey and Diddy would see of him. Kalimba can later be seen with all the other Tiki leaders inside Tiki Tong's tower, where they are transformed into a pair hands for the games final boss, Tiki Tong.
- In Treacherous Mansion of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Strong Greenies have spears with a Kalimba Tiki mask on them.