Back in Business is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 26.


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Route Markers

The order of departure from Cap-d'Ail marina are as follows:

  1. Hayley & Blair (12:35 am)
  2. Aly & Steve (12:41 am)
  3. Mike & Rochelle (12:45 am)
  4. Matt & Ashley (12:55 am)
  5. Jelani & Jenny (12:56 am)
  6. Laura & Tyler (12:58 am)

Prior to departure, teams were moved from Plage de Passable to Cap-d'Ail marina.

Teams must fly to Windhoek, Namibia. Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, teams must sign up for a bush plane to the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Omaruru, where they will find their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to the salt licks, where they will obtain a salt lick, and then continue driving to San Village to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to work with the San people and build a traditional hut using wooden sticks and dried grass. Once the hut is completely built, a Bushman will give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to the Ranger Headquarters, where they will deliver the salt lick to the head ranger to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Track
Teams must choose a truck and use a telemetric device consisting of an antenna and beacon to track down an elephant. When an elephant is located, the driver will give them their next clue.

Aly & Steve and Hayley & Blair chose this task.

Choice B: Pack
Teams must cut slices of wildebeest meat, avoiding the bones, until they completely fill a bucket. They'll then board a truck and feed the meat to a pack of African wild dogs in order to receive their next clue. There are only three carving stations available at a time for this Detour.

Jelani & Jenny, Laura & Tyler, Matt & Ashley, and Mike & Rochelle chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Spitzkoppe to check in.

For coming in first place, Matt & Ashley each won $5,000.

For winning the Date Night ticket, Laura & Tyler won a romantic hot stone massage during the Pit Stop.

For coming in last place, Aly & Steve will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
S26 MattAshley
 1st place 
Matt & Ashley
S26 LauraTyler
 2nd place 
Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 HayleyBlair
 3rd place 
Hayley & Blair
Blind Dating
S26 JelaniJenny
 4th place 
Jelani & Jenny
Blind Dating
S26 MikeRochelle
 5th place 
Mike & Rochelle
S26 AlySteve
 6th place 
Aly & Steve
Dating Olympians


  • The episode's title was said by Hayley upon retrieving the salt lick required for the Detour.[2]


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