Naked and Afraid

10 Best Episodes of Naked and Afraid

What happens when you put two complete strangers - sans clothes - in some of the most extreme environments on Earth? Each male-female duo is left with no food, no water, no clothes, and only one survival item each as they attempt to survive on their own.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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Naked and Afraid - S3E7

#15 - Himalayan Hell (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Two more survivalists try to survive 21 days without food, clean water, and their clothes in the Himalayan foothills of northern India. In the face of severe dehydration, one survivalists' debilitating illness threatens to derail both their chances of success.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 225 votes.

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#14 - Primal Fear (Season 3 - Episode 1)


Mountain man Luke and homeschooling mom and triathlete Lindsey are dropped into the dry and thorny landscape of Africa’s Namibia. A lack of food, fire and the difficulty of navigating the thorny landscape threaten to keep the intrepid team from completing their 21-day survival challenge.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 251 votes.

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#13 - Stalked on the Savannah (1) (Season 10 - Episode 19)

In a punishing Brazilian savannah, survivalists Wes and Jesse deal with searing heat as well as paralyzing wasps, aggressive bees, and poisonous rattlesnakes. But a territorial jaguar family circling their shelter may cost them the 21-day challenge.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 50 votes.

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#12 - The Spirits Are Angry (Season 10 - Episode 9)


A haunted Colombian rain forest punishes the survivalists with threats from deadly jaguars, 300 species of snakes and relentless biting insects. But their challenge is threatened when they don’t heed the curse of the jungle.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 126 votes.

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#11 - A Tangled Web in Texas (Season 12 - Episode 6)

Tarantulas and desert heat test an adventurer and archaeologist in Texas.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 74 votes.

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#10 - Naked Gets Weird (Season 10 - Episode 1)


Surviving 21 days Naked in the wilderness leads to weird and awkward moments. From bizarre pre-challenge prep and mortifying naked intros, to night-time cuddling gone wrong and learning wildlife bathroom routines the hard way, Naked and Afraid gets weird.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 200 votes.

Naked and Afraid - S13E1

#9 - Baskets and Bullet Ants (Season 13 - Episode 1)

All-stars Fernando and Dani land in a rainforest in Ecuador for their third challenge, where jaguars, caiman, anacondas and bullet ants are on the prowl; their divergent approaches to primitive survival might do them in.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 54 votes.

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#8 - Alone: Survive or Ky Tryin (Season 11 - Episode 8)


The Amazon rainforest pushed All-star survivalist Ky to the edge with swarms of mosquitos, blood-thirsty piranhas, and aggressive pumas. Hunger and desperation lead to a risky night hunt in caiman-filled waters.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 70 votes.

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#7 - Two is a Crowd (Season 13 - Episode 2)

Survivalist Lynsey copes with her lone-wolf partner Darvil in South Africa.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 54 votes.

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#6 - Stomping Grounds (Season 10 - Episode 7)


In South Africa’s Limpopo Basin, elite survivalists Matt Wright and Gary Golding must protect novice survivalists and super-fans attorney Molly Jansen and dog sledder Blair Braverman first as separate teams for 10 days then merging on Day 11 while dealing with spitting cobras, territorial elephants and a violent last-minute storm. Being unused to the unyielding heat, Blair was forced to tap out on Day 14.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 93 votes.

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#5 - Don't Let the Jungle Bugs Bite (Season 10 - Episode 15)

Avoiding the dangers of a rushing river, two survivalists brave a vast cave system in the Colombian rainforest; trying to survive 21 days, the jungle tests them with threats including venomous fer-de-lance snakes, piranhas and biting insects.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 106 votes.

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#4 - Stalked On All Sides (Season 10 - Episode 11)


Pinned down by Africa’s most dangerous threats elephants, hippos and lions, survivalists “Mama Kel” and Eric work together to avoid becoming prey and endure relentless storms, but a debilitating injury puts them both at risk.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 111 votes.

Naked and Afraid - S11E15

#3 - In Too Deep (Season 11 - Episode 15)

On the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, an Army veteran dive master and a Cajun boat captain take on relentless thunderstorms and battle dehydration as they try navigate more than 20 miles of open ocean in the ultimate test of sink or swim.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 71 votes.

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#2 - Feel The Burn (Season 10 - Episode 21)


Dropped into Guyana's scorching savannah, two Naked and Afraid superfans fight the oppressive heat and constant insect attacks. Scorching temperatures lead to severe dehydration and force a desperate fan to risk illness by drinking unsanitary fluids.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 18 votes.

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#1 - Man vs Amazon (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Two survivalists journey to the most hostile environment on the planet to take on the Amazon without modern conveniences or clothing. Battling piranhas, jaguars and mosquitoes, can they survive the unsurvivable?

The episode was rated 8.04 from 341 votes.

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