National Geographic has announced that it has partnered with online fundraising platform Omaze for a once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes to celebrate the premiere of the six-part saga Hostile Planet which debuted Monday April 1 at 9/8c. The series is hosted and narrated by famed adventurer Bear Grylls.
Two lucky fans will win an epic 11-day excursion led by National Geographic Expeditions to the ancient rainforests of Malaysian Borneo. Along with hikes, safaris and river cruises, the winners will get to glide along the jungle waterways of the Kinabatangan River, roam through the canopy of a 130 million-year-old rainforest and visit the orangutan rehabilitation center of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. Complimentary lodging will be provided by National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, and all flights and daily meals during the trip will be included.
Fans can go to www.omaze.com/borneo to enter and for official rules. The sweepstakes kicked off Thursday, March 28 at 9:00am PST and will end Friday, May 17 at 11:59pm PST. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to enter and not be a resident of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand. Entry is subject to all local laws.
Donations from the sweepstakes will help support the National Geographic Society, a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate the wonder of the world, define critical challenges and catalyze action to protect our planet. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature convenings and content.
Hostile Planet, a six-part series from executive producer and Academy Award-winning cinematographer and director Guillermo Navarro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), Emmy-nominated producer Martha Holmes (“The Blue Planet”) and Emmy-winning Tom Hugh-Jones (“Planet Earth II”), draws attention to the most extraordinary — almost supernatural — accounts of animals that have adapted to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs. Hosted by survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls, Hostile Planet zooms in on the world’s most extreme environments to reveal the animal kingdom’s most epic stories of survival on this fast and continuously changing planet. This is a drama told in an intimate manner with cutting-edge camera technology and a lens that captures several first-ever behaviors. Each episode spotlights a unique environment — mountains, oceans, grasslands, jungles, deserts and the poles — to navigate the brutal conditions endured by some of the most complex, unrelenting and awe-inspiring species on the planet. Facing an overwhelming host of challenges including punishing weather, an intense competition for resources and a constant predator-versus-prey conflict, each animal’s mission is simple: adapt or die.