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Survive the Tribe

Survive the Tribe

  • Premiered: 
    July 17, 2014
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  • Network: Nat Geo UK
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Adventure
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Plot Synopsis

SURVIVE THE TRIBE is a one-hour reality series that tracks survival instructor Hazen Audel, as he joins remote tribes in the world's most inhospitable environments. To endure dense Amazonian jungle or the unrelenting Kalahari Desert sun, it isn't modern technology but ancient know-how that can mean the critical difference between life and death. From reading a single, broken blade of grass to echoing a subtle animal call, these are tribal survival skills refined over centuries and mastered over a lifetime. In places where survival depends on bonding with a majestic golden eagle or interpreting the movements of constantly shifting sea ice, Audel immerses himself into local cultures to learn survival skills that have kept tribal people alive against the odds for thousands of years. He has 10 days to study each tribe's skills before taking on the toughest tribal challenges that will force him to the very limit. In order to survive, Audel must rely on natural instinct, ancient wisdom and a high tolerance for drinking cow's blood. Along the way, Audel experiences first hand the incredible perseverance, rugged beauty and amazing fortitude that only come from living on the edge. In this series, he must build shelters, construct weapons and forge metal using the skills imparted to him from tribal elders before joining traditional hunts that have been an integral part of the tribes' survival for generations. In each 60-minute episode, Audel survives a different tribe, including: the Samburu tribe in Kenya, where he must collect cow's blood, endure painful bites from ants and harvest honey from volatile bees; the Waorani Tribe in Ecuador, where he manipulate plants into sharp knives, constructs and shoots a blowgun with poisonous darts, and scales the thinnest trees with bound feet; the Kazakhs tribe in Mongolia, where strengthens his bond with one spectacular eagle, which requires spitting into the bird's mouth to gain trust; the Solomon Shark Hunters, where he must be brave enough and skilled enough to haul in a shark from a dugout canoe; the San people of Namibia, where he has hopes of joining an elite four-man team on an epic Kalahari hunt; and more. Nat Geo aired the U.S. premiere of SURVIVE THE TRIBE on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Icon Films