The BEST Episodes of Naked and Afraid XL

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Network: Discovery

A group of amateur survivalists are put to the ultimate test in the wild for 40 days with nothing but a few primitive tools. No food. No clothing. No water. They must hunt and gather whatever they need until extraction day.

Banished But Not Broken

#1 - Banished But Not Broken

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 2, 2020

With extraction just days away, one survivalist goes against the group, is banished and must try to complete the challenge alone. Gwen and Sarah deploy crossbows as they push for one last kill. A deadly snake could end someone's challenge on Day 40.

star 8.06
62 votes
All-Stars: Hunted Humans

#2 - All-Stars: Hunted Humans

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired May 6, 2018

Stalked by lions, hyenas and aggressive crocodiles, 13 all-star survivalists try to survive for 40 days in Africa's sun-scorched Selati Basin; resources are scarce, and when one group scavenges meat, hungry predators stalk their camp.

star 7.98
182 votes
Keep your Frenemies Close

#3 - Keep your Frenemies Close

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 12, 2020

Wes scores another kill, but when a group enters their camp, the win creates tension. A desperate Bulent migrates to Seth's watering hole. Seth is open to a partnership but Bulent remains solo and quickly gets a major food win in Seth's backyard.

star 7.96
56 votes
All-Stars: Africa Strikes First

#4 - All-Stars: Africa Strikes First

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 13, 2018

An attack by a venomous predator puts one of the survivalists at risk just three days into the challenge; with food scarce, the competitors hunt warthogs and impalas, and, as they track their prey, the survivalists are also being stalked.

star 7.92
185 votes
Third Times the Harm

#5 - Third Times the Harm

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 19, 2020

Wes and team get their third big-game kill, but the victory quickly becomes an unexpected and very dangerous medical situation. A broiling heat wave pushes temperatures to 130 degrees and tests Bulent's ability to survive solo.

star 7.90
62 votes
Out of Africa

#6 - Out of Africa

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 31, 2016

All 12 survivalists return to bring viewers behind-the-scenes of their epic 40-day challenge in South Africa. Through new interviews & never-before-seen footage, they show a whole new side of the most difficult group survival challenge ever.

star 7.87
155 votes

#7 - Waterworld

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 2, 2019

12 elite survivalists are dropped into the brutal South China Sea where they must survive 40 days on land and sea. Plus, 2 All-Star survivalists enter the same challenge looking to survive not just 40 but an unprecedented 60 days.

star 7.79
97 votes
A Matter of Life or Seth

#8 - A Matter of Life or Seth

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 5, 2020

Brutal heat punishes Suzanne as she makes a new start after leaving Seth. Barehanded Killer Bulent takes on a monitor lizard. A potential snake attack could be Seth's first African food win. A tribe plans a move that could upend the challenge.

star 7.79
62 votes
Belly of the Beast

#9 - Belly of the Beast

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 23, 2019

With extraction on the other side of the island and the open sea too dangerous to navigate, the only way out for the survivalists is to go in. But trekking through the jungle they must watch out for venomous centipedes, vipers, and monitor lizards.

star 7.78
114 votes
No Calm After the Storm

#10 - No Calm After the Storm

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 14, 2020

A brutal windstorm punishes the survivalists. A falling out with Bulent leads Makani to banish herself and risk going it alone. Kate finds a new group and the desperate team goes on a hunt that could make or break their challenge.

star 7.77
64 votes
The Final Fight

#11 - The Final Fight

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 11, 2017

After Russell's shocking decision to quit the Amazon challenge, the remaining survivalists struggle to regroup in time for a brutal two-day 15-mile water extraction journey. Electric eels, anaconda & caiman all pose threats in this jam-packed finale.

star 7.75
255 votes
Surviving With Sharks

#12 - Surviving With Sharks

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 9, 2019

With resources dwindling, the survivalists venture into the shark-infested waters of the South China Sea searching for a much-needed meal. The all-female team is punished by scorching heat, brutal storms and a deadly insect that could end their challenge.

star 7.74
103 votes
40 Days Filth and Fury

#13 - 40 Days Filth and Fury

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 30, 2015

The final, and most difficult, part of the 40-day challenge begins. Jeff and EJ decide to attempt their extraction alone, and relationships grow contentious between both teams as they navigate the treacherous landscape to try and finish the challenge.

star 7.71
239 votes
Goodbye Cruel Waterworld

#14 - Goodbye Cruel Waterworld

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 21, 2019

Season finale. Medics closely monitor Jeff's high fever and prepare his evacuation. The others scramble for a 5-mile extraction journey through shark-infested waters. A survivalist pushes too hard leading to a medical emergency on the open sea.

star 7.70
84 votes
Hike into Hell

#15 - Hike into Hell

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 7, 2019

star 7.70
94 votes
Boiling Point

#16 - Boiling Point

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 21, 2020

Makani desperately pushes through the broiling valley to find a new tribe. Ryan hatches a high-risk plan to get a kill. Suzanne plots her exit from Seth, but Africa's heat thwarts her plan and forces a survivalist to leave the challenge.

star 7.70
56 votes
Jeff's Worst Nightmare

#17 - Jeff's Worst Nightmare

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 14, 2019

star 7.69
98 votes
All-Stars: Burn Notice

#18 - All-Stars: Burn Notice

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 10, 2018

A devistating injury and a vicious storm that destroys the survivalists' food supply threatens to tear apart the newly merged camp.

star 7.69
118 votes
All-Stars: Dead Weight

#19 - All-Stars: Dead Weight

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 3, 2018

star 7.68
116 votes

#20 - Shattered

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 7, 2017

Lacey's night-fishing plan yields a boost in strength and team morale; lack of food and sleep at Camp Laguna Negra makes Shannon spiral downward; Matt and Russell take to the water and score another huge protein win.

star 7.67
319 votes
All-Stars: The Lion's Den

#21 - All-Stars: The Lion's Den

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 8, 2018

star 7.66
83 votes

#22 - Feastmode

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 28, 2020

An unlikely alliance scores the challenge's first big-game kill. Suzänne risks her survival by banishing herself from Seth. Bulent wards off hyenas and baboons. On a two-day hunting mission, Ryan's surrounded by deadly predators.

star 7.64
56 votes
All-Stars: Fight to the Finish

#23 - All-Stars: Fight to the Finish

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 1, 2018

The weak, divided group gets a much-needed victory when the hunters score a kill; to finish the challenge, the survivalists must complete a brutal extraction across deadly killing fields of lions, crocodiles and leopards.

star 7.64
123 votes
No Hand-outs

#24 - No Hand-outs

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 30, 2019

A survivalist on a hunting expedition is bitten by a snake and requires an emergency medical evacuation; tensions arise between teams as hunting grounds get territorial; one group scores protein while their neighbors are on the brink of starvation.

star 7.64
92 votes
Crossbow and a Cross To Bear

#25 - Crossbow and a Cross To Bear

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 26, 2020

Gwen and Sarah lead the charge to build a crossbow in the bush.

star 7.63
57 votes