The BEST Episodes of Naked and Afraid XL

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2019

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.


#1 - Waterworld

Season 5 - Episode 2

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 7.95
79 votes
Out of Africa

#2 - Out of Africa

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.88
153 votes
Belly of the Beast

#3 - Belly of the Beast

Season 5 - Episode 5

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 7.87
97 votes
Surviving With Sharks

#4 - Surviving With Sharks

Season 5 - Episode 3

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 7.80
89 votes
The Devil and the South China Sea

#5 - The Devil and the South China Sea

Season 5 - Episode 4

Ambushed by violent tropical storms, the survivalists are pounded by torrential rain and heavy surf. When one team takes to the open seas they are stalked by territorial sharks. The storms and lack of food brings one survivalist to their breaking point.

star 7.78
82 votes
Den of Vipers

#6 - Den of Vipers

Season 5 - Episode 11

Jeff is called out for his "no hand-outs" survival strategy but refuses to back down. Through a free-wheeling discussion, new interviews, and never-before-seen footage, it's a new look into how the survivalists survived land, sea and each other.

star 7.78
45 votes
Jeff's Worst Nightmare

#7 - Jeff's Worst Nightmare

Season 5 - Episode 8

star 7.73
79 votes
Hike into Hell

#8 - Hike into Hell

Season 5 - Episode 7

star 7.71
77 votes
All-Stars: Burn Notice

#9 - All-Stars: Burn Notice

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

star 7.70
110 votes
40 Days Filth and Fury

#10 - 40 Days Filth and Fury

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.70
229 votes
Goodbye Cruel Waterworld

#11 - Goodbye Cruel Waterworld

Season 5 - Episode 10

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
63 votes
All-Stars: Dead Weight

#12 - All-Stars: Dead Weight

Season 4 - Episode 5

star 7.69
108 votes
No Hand-outs

#13 - No Hand-outs

Season 5 - Episode 6

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 7.69
74 votes
All-Stars: Hunted Humans

#14 - All-Stars: Hunted Humans

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 7.68
142 votes
All-Stars: Fight to the Finish

#15 - All-Stars: Fight to the Finish

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 7.67
117 votes
All Stars: To Hail and Back

#16 - All Stars: To Hail and Back

Season 4 - Episode 4

Freezing rainstorms torment the remaining survivalists who are at risk for severe hypothermia; a successful hunt ends up backfiring and could cost two survivalists the challenge.

star 7.66
112 votes
40 Days Death March

#17 - 40 Days Death March

Season 1 - Episode 5

The 10 remaining survivalists cross the 21-Day milestone and enter into unchartered waters. Scarce resources send the survivalists on a collision course. They fight for their lives with a huge electric eel and are visited in the night by a gigantic puma.

star 7.64
227 votes

#18 - Shattered

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 7.64
285 votes
All-Stars: The Lion's Den

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

Season 4 - Episode 12

star 7.64
77 votes
All-Stars: Africa Strikes Twice

#20 - All-Stars: Africa Strikes Twice

Season 4 - Episode 3

A survivalist enters a leopard kill zone to secure food for his team's survival; a torrential rain hits each camp, which causes the temperature to rapidly drop almost 40 degrees; brutal conditions force a survivalist to abandon the challenge.

star 7.63
127 votes
The Final Fight

#21 - The Final Fight

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 7.62
223 votes
All-Stars: Africa Strikes First

#22 - All-Stars: Africa Strikes First

Season 4 - Episode 2

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 7.62
144 votes
40 Days Sacrifice

#23 - 40 Days Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 6

With 15 days to go in the 40-day challenge, the ten remaining survivalists - dehydrated and protein starved - find themselves converging at dangerous Piranha Lake where they will they compete over scarce food and water.

star 7.61
216 votes
Unfinished Business

#24 - Unfinished Business

Season 3 - Episode 9

The 10 survivalists reunite for the first time since leaving the Amazon. Through roundtable discussion, new interviews, and never-before-seen footage, they offer unique insight into the highs and lows of their 40-day challenge.

star 7.60
15 votes
Man on Fire

#25 - Man on Fire

Season 2 - Episode 2

On the drought-stricken plains of South Africa, a lack of water leads one group to venture off to find others and another group goes hunting for big game.

star 7.60
319 votes