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King of the Jungle is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 27.

Story

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Route Markers

The order of departure from Rose of Charity Orphanage are as follows:

  1. Justin & Diana
  2. Tanner & Josh
  3. Denise & James Earl
  4. Kelsey & Joey
  5. Cindy & Rick
  6. Logan & Chris
  7. Jazmine & Danielle
  8. Tiffany & Krista
Since the previous leg was a No-Rest Leg, teams immediately departed from the Pit Stop to continue racing.

Teams must make their way to The Lookout Café, where they would find their next clue.

"Who wants to gorge themselves?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must put on a harness and free-fall 200 feet into the Batoka Gorge and swing above the Zambezi River. Once they return to the top, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Choice A: Crocs
Teams must make their way to Crocodile Cage Diving at Elephants Walk Shopping and Artist Village, where they must change into wetsuits and be submerged in a metal cage to feed meat to three Nile crocodiles using poles. Once the crocodiles are fed, they would receive their next clue.

Cindy & Rick, Denise & James Earl, Jazmine & Danielle, Kelsey & Joey, Logan & Chris, and Tiffany & Krista chose this task.


Choice B: Canoes
Teams must make their way to A'Zambezi River Lodge, where they must paddle an inflatable canoe together across the Zambezi River. Once they reach the riverbank on the other side, one team member must hoist their partner up a tree to retrieve the clue from a vulture's nest, and then to paddle back across the river.

Justin & Diana and Tanner & Josh chose this task.

Denise & James Earl used their Express Pass to bypass the Crocs Detour.

Teams must make their way to The Lion Encounter at Masuwe Safari Lodge, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must walk through the bush accompanied by safari instructors and two lions while searching for one of several skulls that contained their next clue. Only two teams are permitted to perform this task at a time.

Teams must make their way on foot to Masuwe Private Game Reserve, where they must each carry a basket of fruit on their head to the mat to check in.
For coming in first place, Denise & James Earl won a trip for two to Bratislava, Slovakia.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     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
Denise & James Earl
 1st placeϵ 
Denise & James Earl
Mother/Son
Justin & Diana
 2nd place 
Justin & Diana
Engaged
Tanner & Josh
 3rd place 
Tanner & Josh
Best Friends
Kelsey & Joey
 4th place 
Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
Tiffany & Krista
 5th place 
Tiffany & Krista
Former Cheerleaders
Logan & Chris
 6th place 
Logan & Chris
Dating Paparazzi
Cindy & Rick
 7th place 
Cindy & Rick
Newlyweds
Jazmine & Danielle
 8th place 
Jazmine & Danielle
Best Friends/Athletes

Trivia

Reception

References

The Amazing Race 27 Episodes

"A Little Too Much Beefcake" · "Get in There and Think Like a Dog" · "Where My Dogs At?" · "Good Old Fashioned Spit in the Face" · "King of the Jungle" · "My Tongue Doesn't Even Twist That Way" · "Full Speed Ahead, Captain!" · "Krakow, I'm Gonna Get You" · "It's Always the Quiet Ones" · "Bring the Fun, Baby!" · "It's Not Easy Beating Green" · "We Got a Chance, Baby!"

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