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.

Man vs. Amazon

#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?

star 8.06
306 votes
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Paradise Lost

#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.

star 7.72
235 votes
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Himalayan Hell

#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.

star 7.71
210 votes
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Double Jeopardy

#4 - Double Jeopardy

Season 1 - Episode 8

Two pairs of strangers, dropped on opposite ends of the remote Panamanian rainforest, eventually meet and must work together to conquer the Everest of extreme survival challenges.

star 7.71
156 votes
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Trouble in Paradise

#5 - Trouble in Paradise

Season 9 - Episode 11

Torrential downpours and brutal wind storms push two starving survivalists to their breaking points in the Honduran jungle.

star 7.70
101 votes
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Primal Fear

#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.

star 7.69
231 votes
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Curse of the Swamp: Part 2

#7 - Curse of the Swamp: Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 9

Jeremy and Melanie continue their challenge in the haunted swamps of Louisiana, enduring threats from predators as they search for food.

star 7.67
243 votes
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Colombian Conflict

#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?

star 7.65
144 votes
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Dunes of Despair

#9 - Dunes of Despair

Season 3 - Episode 10

Two survivalists battle hunger and dehydration in Brazil.

star 7.65
161 votes
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Naked and Afraid of Sharks

#10 - Naked and Afraid of Sharks

Season 9 - Episode 13

star 7.64
92 votes
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The Pain Forest

#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?

star 7.64
224 votes
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Lost at Sea

#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?

star 7.63
361 votes
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Forbidden Fruit

#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?

star 7.62
161 votes
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Pick Your Poison

#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?

star 7.61
131 votes
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Beware the Bayou

#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.

star 7.61
287 votes
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Loaded For Bear

#16 - Loaded For Bear

Season 9 - Episode 9

Surrounded by aggressive and territorial black bears day and night, two survivalists must compete against the apex predators for resources in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

star 7.60
149 votes
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Jungle Love

#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?

star 7.58
236 votes
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Fire and Fury

#18 - Fire and Fury

Season 9 - Episode 15

star 7.58
90 votes
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Meltdown in Bolivia

#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?

star 7.57
223 votes
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Love at First Fight

#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?

star 7.56
142 votes
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Argentina Impossible

#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.

star 7.56
206 votes
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Hell or High Water

#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.

star 7.56
218 votes
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Damned in Africa

#23 - Damned in Africa

Season 2 - Episode 2

It’s kill or be killed as survivalists Jeff and Eva journey to Madagascar and take on the unforgiving Massif D’Isalo - its nasty boa constrictors, abundant black widow spiders, and harsh desert landscape.

star 7.55
240 votes
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All Falls Down

#24 - All Falls Down

Season 6 - Episode 5

An elite endurance athlete and a sensitive stay-at-home dad team up in a rugged Belize jungle where jaguars, venomous snakes, falling trees, and powerful storms threaten their evolving partnership.

star 7.55
76 votes
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Swamp Queen

#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.

star 7.55
158 votes
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