The grueling survival challenge returned to Discovery this year with a new spin-off called Naked And Afraid: Last One Standing. Set to showcase the return of 12 former survivors, and this survival series guaranteed the winner a chance to win almost $100,000 if they managed to last to the end of the competition. Last One Standing has been airing since May 7th, 2023.
What makes this series different from the original is the fact that instead of just trying to survive through the harsh environment and dangerous animals, the contestants would also have to compete with each other for the final win.
Without any partner by their side, these seasoned survivors will have to make sure that they’re able to last as long as they can in the competition.
All of the 12 contestants are sent to the same place, and although they started off the competition with a partner, they’ll have to live alone as the show goes on.
This makes Last One Standing more entertaining to watch, as asides from the usual survival strategies, the contestants would also be coming up with ways to make others leave the show.
The survivors that were called to be on Naked And Afraid: Last One Standing consists of some of the best we’ve seen in the show’s history. This includes Matt, Jeff, Amber, Cheeny, Steven, and many others.
These people have been on Naked And Afraid multiple times, so they’re quite experienced with the living conditions. What they haven’t prepared themselves for is the politics and drama that comes with competing with other survivors.
Naked And Afraid Last One Standing: Filming Locations
Although the production is based in the United States, the filming spots for each season of the original show were different each time. For its first-ever Last One Standing spin-off, the creators chose to put these survival veterans in the arid and unforgiving land of Oribi Gorge, a place in South Africa.
Oribi Gorge, South Africa:
For 45 days in total, the contestants will be trying to fend off whatever they find in the harsh environment of this South African Canyon.
Although the threat of poisonous insects and other such animals is less, Oribi Gorge is filled with carnivorous predators that could pose a potential risk for these contestants.
Since all of the participants are veterans who know how to make a living out of practically nothing, Oribi Gorge is a perfect place for them.
Living here requires knowledge about which plants are safe, how to get around the different terrains, and how to spot signs of a nearby predator. Even if all of the contestants are in Oribi Gorge, they were each sent to 6 different spots over the place.
They’ll have to face unpredictable weather and extreme temperatures, making it necessary for them to have the right skills for building a safe stay. This punishing terrain is also accompanied by violent thunderstorms, which can slow down their ability to hunt and force them to take shelter.
There are, however, plus points of living in Oribi as well, as animals like Bushbuck, Reedbuck, Duiker, and Oribi are known to live in large numbers here.
The Mzimkulwana River is a good place for these survivors to fill themselves up with water, but they’ll be sharing this spot with the rest of the animals of the Oribi, including hyenas, leopards, and other animals.
The challenge began with them having to locate the dead animals left for them through a map. Hunting skills are necessary if they want to survive until the end of this spin-off.
With our veterans having an arsenal of survival skills, the challenge just comes down to perseverance and who is strong enough to outlive others. These returning contestants all have different strategies but one goal; To win the ultimate cash prize.
For people that wish to visit Oribi Gorge, the place does have a hotel and a nature reserve park, which is filled with interesting animals and forests. This place provides an ideal spot for hikers and those looking for good picnic spots with nature all around them. Places like Leopard Rock and the canyon can offer some of the most scenic viewpoints too.
At present, Naked And Afraid: Last One Standing is available to stream on Discovery Go and YouTube TV.