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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 must fly to Cairo on one of two EgyptAir flights, leaving at 7:00 am and 10:00 am. Once in Cairo, teams must fly to Nairobi, Kenya. Once in Nairobi, teams must sign up for one of three charter flights to a mystery destination, 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 must pick up a bicycle and travel to a nearby honey farm. There, they must put on beekeeper suits and work together to harvest 2 kilograms of honey from a traditional hive of African honeybees to receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.


Choice B: Busy
Teams must find Katongo Furniture, where they must load two chairs onto a bicycle-driven cart, then deliver these chairs to a specific address, and then return to the shop with the receipt to receive their next clue.

All 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 must crack an ostrich egg and pour enough of the egg to fill a wooden bowl. Once the bowl was filled to the brim, they must then cook and eat the egg, the equivalent of two dozen chicken eggs, to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must ride a zip line known as a 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 Latin America 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
Chip & Kim
 1st place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
Colin & Christie
 2nd place 
Colin & Christie
Dating
Linda & Karen
 3rd place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
Brandon & Nicole
 4th place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models
Kami & Karli
 5th place 
Kami & Karli
Twins
Charla & Mirna
 6th place 
Charla & Mirna
Cousins

Trivia

  • This leg marks the first time that 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).
  • The episode title is said by Nicole O'Brian to Brandon Davidson while they were trying to leave a bus as they were attempting to avoid paying a lot for the bus fare.

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

The Amazing Race 5 Episodes

"Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You" · "It Turned Ugly Just Now" · "I Got Electrocuted" · "Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?" · "Are You Good at Puzzles?" · "Why Can't We Get a Camel?" · "Are You Sure This Is Safe?" · "I'm Going to Jail" · "If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!" · "If They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Can't Be Good" · "It's Okay, Run Them Over!" · "You've Just Made Me a Millionaire"

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