IT’S SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST IN BRAND NEW SEASON OF PRIMAL SURVIVOR
Survival instructor and adrenaline junkie Hazen Audel returns to some of the most extreme places on the planet in a new season of Primal Survivor, taking on solo challenges that will push him
to the limit of his knowledge, endurance and skills, and National Geographic is with him every step of the way!
In this brand new fourth season, Hazen travels across the world to live with indigenous tribes, gaining a unique understanding of their extraordinary survival techniques. Most people would struggle to survive here, but not Hazen. After first understanding their way of life, he must rely on natural instinct as well as local and ancient techniques, honed over thousands of years, to make it out of the environment alive.
In the opening episode, Hazen ventures to an incredible jungle in Guyana, on the northern coast of South America.
The Makushi Amerindians have carved out a life here, in spite of the deadly giant predators that wait in the shadows and surround their civilisation; not to mention the violently changing landscape that flicks between rainstorms and floods to baked dry forests. Hazen learns the tribe’s age-old hunting and survival tricks, that have withstood both European invasion and brutal tribal wars… Can Hazen prove himself to the Makushi?
Primal Survivor returns to National Geographic on Thursday 15th November 8pm
COMING UP THIS SEASON
DEADLY JUNGLE – THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER 8PM
Hazen Audel battles his way through dense Guyana jungle and fights along waters filled with hungry predators, including piranhas and huge cayman, to track down a party of Makushi tribesmen. If he finds them, Hazen will take part in a night hunt using a bow and arrow to catch the giant fish that lurk in these remote waters. His mission is to prove his manhood, by returning with a fish large enough to feed the entire Makushi village. It proves to be one hell of a challenge!
DESERT WARRIORS – THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER 8PM
Hazen Audel battles scorching Kenyan plains, sails crocodile infested waters and fights off deadly snakes and swarms of bees to reach Rendille warriors guarding their camels in the heart of the desert. He must return two of these precious beasts to village elders – keeping them safe from marauding hyenas and lions that stalk these lands.
VOLCANO ISLAND – THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER 8PM
Hazen Audel battles jungles, wild waters and towering waterfalls to summit Mount Gharat; an active volcano at the heart of the island of Gaua, Vanuatu. Here, he joins Salkon tribesmen out on the hunt – their mission to bring back a feast for the community. Their catch will form the centrepiece of the celebration.
RAGING RIVER – THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER 8PM
Hazen Audel joins local tribesmen in the Dulong valley, South West China. Battling raging waters and forests full of venomous snakes and bears, they head out on a mission to the snow-capped mountains, to gather highly valuable medicinal herbs and honey from hives defended by huge swarms of bees. Hazen must prove himself to the Dulong and return with supplies that will feed the entire village and offer them a valuable source of income.
CHINA’S LAST GUNMEN – THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER 8PM
Hazen Audel joins the Biasha, the last tribe in China allowed to bear arms, in their mountain village in Guizhou, Southern China. In his time with the tribe, Hazen must master huge water buffalo, take on spitting cobras, battle steep valleys and fight raging waterfalls on a mission to complete a Biasha rite of passage. He must hunt and catch a large haul of fish then return to the village – only then will he be seen as a man by the tribe.
REINDEER NOMADS – THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER 8PM
Hazen Audel joins the Evenki in the forests of Inner Mongolia where he learns to ride their highly prized reindeer and protect them from bears and lynx through the dark nights. When two of the herd go missing, Hazen sets off downstream in his hand-made birch bark canoe, and crosses deep, mosquito-infested bogs to retrieve them and return them to the herd. Along this journey he must live off the land using traditional Evenki skills to survive.