The remaining teams travel deep into the desert to Sossusvlei situated in the Namib-Naukluft National Park on the edge of what is considered to be the most ancient desert in the world. The game shifts as teams no longer battle it out in group challenges but go head-to-
head to avoid going into the elimination. During the challenge teams have to compose the perfect plate of venison. The winning team gets a reward and a fast-forward to the tenth leg of the competition, while the two losing teams who have become close friends during
the road trip have to cross their tongs to remain in the competition during an emotional elimination challenge.