Clarkson, Hammond, & May were back this week with another classic holiday special, this time in the beautiful country of Namibia, where they trek through the country in custom made beach buggies. The epic journey featured hauntingly beautiful desert scenery, ghostly shipwrecks, amazing wildlife, and everything else we’ve come to love about the trio’s holiday specials.
*Spoiler Alert* We’ve compiled some of the best moments from the especial, here, for your viewing pleasure. Let us know what your favorite moments were in the comments, and be sure to like and share!
1- No Beer For Old Men
Hammond pulls a quick one on his thirsty cohorts this time. As the trio enjoys some freshly caught fish, Richard offers them all a beer and much to their dissatisfaction, there is none to be had. A joke which quickly turned Clarkson and May against the Hamster!
2- The Sea Approaches!
The boys cut it close as they double back on themselves in an attempt to find a path to their destination. Funny, exciting, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Another epic moment.
3- Hammond Dies, Well Almost
While the trio often jokes about killing one another, in this moment Clarkson seems genuinely concerned that his tiny friend may have finally bit the dust as his buggy veers over a massive dune crest. Rest assured he managed to survive somehow, but a harry situation nonetheless.
At last, after countless hours, massive dunes, almost getting caught up in the tide, and getting lost more than once, the boys actually succeed in crossing the desert and they find a road to civilization. James May literally dances from happiness. Enough said.
5- Left For Dead
Nearing the end of part 1, the trio of motoring hosts has finally reached their road and is headed to their next destination when in classic fashion one of them breaks down. This time it’s Clarkson who suffers a coolant loss and suspension issue. Continuing their dependable hi-jinks, instead of helping Clarkson, Hammond and May decide to leave their co-host to depend on the help of some passing stranger as they head off for a much-deserved beer.
In an attempt to spot poachers from the air, the trio decides to give parasailing a try. This almost immediately goes awry. Ironically, right after Clarkson remarks how there is no wind at all, his sail immediately fills with air taking his crew and himself for a tumble right into Hammond!
7- When Hamsters Fly
After tranquilizing Hammond in a night hunt for poachers, Clarkson and Hammond graciously decide to give their co-host a first class flight in the morning rather than forcing him to catch-up by road. Hammond surprisingly is less than enthusiastic…
8- Knob Wars
In retaliation, to get back at May for his idea to take a terrible off-path foray in order to avoid the relentlessly bumpy road, Clarkson and Hammond retrofit May’s buggy with a rather cheeky new gear shift knob. This of course, annoys May to no end and what ensues along the road afterward can only be described as a knob war.
9- Revenge is a Burning Buggy
While working on his carefully crafted revenge on Clarkson for the gear knob joke, May carelessly makes the mistake of setting his own buggy aflame in hilarious fashion. It would seem revenge is not May’s strongpoint.
10- Highwire Hammond
The end is near, the finish line is in sight, and Hammond is stuck only a few meters away on a highwire over crocodile infested waters. Perhaps his co-hosts are to blame but we will most likely never know, as that is where he was last seen at the end of the special. Does he survive? We can only hope.
So what do you think? Are these the best moments from the Namibia Special? Is this the best special yet? Let us know what you would add to the list or why you loved these moments too in the comments!