The Best Episodes of Naked and Afraid
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2018
Discovery Channel takes the ubiquitous survival show theme to the next level by stripping it to its bare essentials. Two complete strangers -- a man and a woman -- meet in a very unique way: They're stranded in a dangerous, desolate location, without food and water, and they're completely naked. Each episode follows the two as they attempt to survive on their own for 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. Because there is no other choice, the couple quickly get to know each other -- and their surroundings -- and hope that their instincts, survival skills and intestinal fortitude will serve them well.
#2 - Paradise Lost
Season 2 - Episode 3
Two survivalists are dropped on a deserted Fijian island. They must battle the elements, as well as each others’ annoyances, as they try to survive 21 days together. With blistering heat, minimal water and scarce food, this will be no honeymoon.
#3 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#8 - Colombian Conflict
Season 4 - Episode 7
Charlie, a no-nonsense New Yorker, and Danielle, a nature-loving vegetarian, attempt to survive for 21 days in the deadly Colombian jungle. With polar opposite personalities, will Charlie and Danielle work as a team, or will the jungle tear them apart?
#11 - The Pain Forest
Season 2 - Episode 5
Two survivalists attempt to endure 21 days in the Malaysian rainforest. With relentless rainstorms, they will have to fight the elements with only their knowledge of the wilderness. Will this firefighter and single mother team survive?
#12 - Lost at Sea
Season 8 - Episode 1
A divemaster and a Navy Seal are, for the first time on Naked and Afraid, stranded at sea. On their arduous journey to land they face exposure to deadly sharks and heatstroke. If they make it to land, can they work together despite their differences?
#13 - Forbidden Fruit
Season 9 - Episode 4
Gary Golding and Karra Falkenstein are put to the test of surviving the savannah of the Jalapao region of Brazil, where bug swarms and lack of food put them to the limit. Depleted and broken will either of them make it to Day 21?
#14 - Pick Your Poison
Season 9 - Episode 10
Anthony Coppage and Suzanne Taylor are challenged to survive on the Soninho River of Brazil where they must face ravenous jaguars, stinging wasps and scorching heat. With little habitable conditions, will either complete the challenge?
#15 - Beware the Bayou
Season 1 - Episode 6
Billy Berger and Ky Furneaux are dropped in the bayou and must survive 21 days in the Louisiana swamplands. They are washed out of their shelter by storms and have to tackle deadly snakes at every moment while avoiding the abundant hungry alligators.
#17 - Jungle Love
Season 3 - Episode 4
Two survivalists are challenged to survive 21 days in the Nicaraguan rainforest. Battling freezing nights, severe dehydration, and each other, can polar opposites work together to survive 21 days when one is vegetarian and the other is a meat eater?
#19 - Meltdown in Bolivia
Season 2 - Episode 6
Two survivalists are dropped into the merciless jungles of Bolivia. Severely challenged by flash floods, heat exhaustion and a life-threatening appendicitis attack, will the Wiccan gods of survival be with them or against them?
#20 - Love at First Fight
Season 9 - Episode 7
Leah McCabe, Wes Heustess and James Lewis are challenged to survive in the jungles of Isla Zapatera, in Nicaragua. They face off with thorns, painful fire ants, stinging plants, jaguars, flash floods, vampire bats, sharp lava rocks and bull sharks. With little nutrition, will they get to Day 21?
#21 - Argentina Impossible
Season 3 - Episode 5
A survival instructor teams with a pediatrician to fight storms, cold, and starvation in Argentina’s Yungas Cloud Forest. It’s a race against time as the pair puts their skills to the test before hypothermia shuts them down.
#22 - Hell or High Water
Season 6 - Episode 7
A special ops vet teams up with a single mom to fight torrential rains, flash floods, and sickness in Thailand's Sai Rung River Valley. It's a race against time as the pair puts their skills to the test before the river leaves them stranded from the crew.
#25 - Swamp Queen
Season 9 - Episode 3
In the snake-filled Mississippi swamps, Gabrielle Balassone, a former fan survivalist takes on the full 21-day challenge. Gabrielle and newcomer Brian Schultz are faced with deadly snakes, unrelenting mosquitos, nocturnal predators and a relentless week-long thunderstorm.