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Are You Sure This is Safe? is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 5.

Synopsis

Six remaining teams fly from Cairo to Tanzania and must navigate through the local town to get their next clues.

Harsh words are exchanged at the Cairo airport when one team physically blocks another team from getting through the doors into the terminal. Meanwhile, in hopes of getting ahead, two teams take a gamble with a flight that has an earlier connection than a flight that the rest of the pack of teams are taking. While one team gets into a tense argument with bargaining locals, another team takes a moment to enjoy where they are and bond with some of the local people.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Crocodile Island are as follows:

  1. Colin & Christie (5:33 am)
  2. Chip & Kim (6:01 am)
  3. Kami & Karli (6:03 am)
  4. Brandon & Nicole (6:10 am)
  5. Charla & Mirna (6:28 am)
  6. Linda & Karen (6:33 am)

Teams fly to Cairo on one of two chartered flights, leaving at 7:00 am and 10:00 am. Once in Cairo, teams must fly to Nairobi, Kenya. Once in Nairobi, teams will have to sign up for a charter flight to a mystery destination, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Teams must take a bus to Mto wa Mbu to find their next clue

At Mto wa Mbu, teams have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield, and was left unaired.

Choice A: Buzzing
Teams have to pick up a bicycle and travel to a nearby honey farm. There, they have to put on beekeeper suits and work together to harvest 4.4lbs of honey from a traditional hive of African honeybees.

None of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Busy
Teams have to find a specific shop, where they have to load two chairs onto a bicycle-driven cart. They have to deliver these chairs to a specific address, and then return to the shop with the receipt.

All of the teams chose this task.

Teams must travel to Kibaoni and find the Kavishe Hotel to get their next clue.

"Who's really hungry?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to crack an ostrich egg and pour it enough of the egg on a wooden bowl. The restaurant owner would cook to allow them to eat a whole egg when the bowl is completely full. Then, they must cook a portion of it and scramble it equal to two dozen chicken eggs and eat them all to get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must do the zip line known as Flying Fox, over the gorge 230 feet (70 m) below to proceed to the Pit Stop, the lookout of Lake Manyara to check in.

For coming in first place, Chip & Kim won a vacation to sunny Latin American provided by American Airlines.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S5 ChipKim
 1st place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
S5 ColinChristie
 2nd place 
Colin & Christie
Dating
S5 LindaKaren
 3rd place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
S5 BrandonNicole
 4th place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models
S5 KamiKarli
 5th place 
Kami & Karli
Twins
S5 CharlaMirna
 6th place 
Charla & Mirna
Cousins

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Nicole.
  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the countries of Kenya and Tanzania.
  • This episode marks the first time that no all-male team is racing.
  • This marks the first time that host Phil Keoghan has ever cried on-screen (at Charla & Mirna's elimination interview with him on the mat).

Quotes

Everywhere I turn people look like me. It's not something we get to experience every day.Chip describing Kenya
I know Colin & Christie are good. But damn it, Charla & Mirna are better! I love 'em.Linda
There is a Mirna camp and a Colin camp and it's like the Clash of the Titans.Chip
Colin's acting like a baby. It's eggs for crying out loud.Linda
Charla, you wanted to prove something to other small people in the world and you really did that.Phil holding back tears

Reception

  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (08/18/2004): "Charla, Mirna eliminated from the race"
  • Al Rios at TARflies (08/23/2004): "The Denny's International Passport Breakfast"

References

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