Survivor 3: Africa calendar
S3: Africa calendar
By: Jeff Pitman | Last updated: April 26, 2021
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Pre-game Ep1: Question of Trust Ep2: Who's Zooming Whom?
Day 0
(July 8)

Pre-game interviews?
Day 0
(July 9)


Day 0
(July 10)
Day 1
(July 11)

Arrival

Ep1: Arrival

Arrival

Marooning. Contestants must hike to their respective camps, taking with them only the supplies they can carry.

Next: Ep.1 RC/IC →

Tribes marooned, hike to camps.
Day 2
(July 12)

Ep1 RC/IC: Trail Blazer

Ep1 RC/IC: Trail Blazer

Ep1 RC/IC: Trail Blazer

Tribes must push a burning wok along a grueling course across the savannah, lighting additional woks along the way. Diane passes out from dehydration close to the finish line, and Samburu passes Boran at the final wok stage. Samburu wins matches, a cart, and immunity.

← Previous: Ep.1 arrival Next: Ep.2 RC →

Ep1 RC/IC: "Trail Blazer" - Samburu wins.
Day 3
(July 13)

TC1 - Diane voted out (6-2), 15 left
Day 4
(July 14)

Ep2 RC: Stairway to the Stars

Ep2 RC: Stairway to the Stars

Ep2 RC: Stairway to the Stars

Linda sits out. Tribes must move five logs of descending length through an obstacle course, one at a time, staying together as a tribe. At the end of the course, logs are placed in holes next to a tower, forming a staircase. Once all five are placed, one person must climb to the top (Kim P, ?). Both tribes are tied until Samburu gets a late lead, then Kim J. trips, forcing Boran to wait. Samburu wins comfort items, leftover stuff from the truck.

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Ep2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Samburu wins.
Ep2: Who's Zooming Whom? Ep3: The Gods Are Angry Ep4: The Young and Untrusted
Day 5
(July 15)
Day 6
(July 16)

Ep2 IC: Safari Supper

Ep2 IC: Safari Supper

Ep2 IC: Safari Supper

In the first round, each person must drink a shot of freshly collected cow blood (mixed with milk). All succeed without incident, and Lex drinks twice. For the tiebreaker, Boran selects Linda and Samburu selects Kelly to drink a much-larger cup of pure blood. Fastest to finish wins. That would be Linda, and Samburu wins immunity.

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Ep2 IC: "Safari Supper" - Samburu wins.

TC2 - Jessie voted out (5-2), 14 left.
Day 7
(July 17)

Ep3 RC: Rock 'n Roll

Ep3 RC: Rock 'n Roll

Ep3 RC: Rock 'n Roll

Brandon and Kim P. sit out. Tribes must roll a large boulder along an outdoor course (staying between marked flags) and onto a holder at the finish line. Both tribes remain close until Samburu repeatedly lets its boulder roll off-course, and they have to backtrack, uphill. Borans wins easily, gets a 100-gallon water dispenser delivecal-red to their camp the next morning.

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Ep3 RC: "Rock 'n Roll" - Boran wins.
Day 8
(July 18)

Ep3 IC: Distress Signal

Ep3 IC: Distress Signal

Ep3 IC: Distress Signal

Carl and Teresa sit out. As in Borneo, both tribes are instructed to make a distress signal that can be seen from a plane passing overhead. Samburu spells SOS using their boma as the O. Boran chooses a large open area for theirs, and adds mosquito nets dyed using Mama Kim's luxury item, acrylic paint. Boran's effort is judged much more eye-catching, and they win immunity.

← Previous: Ep.3 RC Next: Ep.4 RC →

Ep3 IC: "Distress Signal" - Boran wins.
Day 9
(July 19)

TC3 - Carl voted out (4-4, loses at tie-breaker trivia), 13 left.

Day 10
(July 20)

Ep4 RC: Caught in the Web

Ep4 RC: Caught in the Web

Ep4 RC: Caught in the Web

Linda sits out. Contestants must run across a net, climb a rope web, retrieve one of 12 food items. First tribe to collect all 12 gets the items. Matchups: Brandon v. Tom; Silas v. Clarence; Teresa v. Kelly; KimP v. KimJ; Lindsey v. Lex; Frank vs. Ethan. On the second set of runs, KimJ falls, can't get up, Lindsey laps her. Samburu wins, 12-11.

← Previous: Ep.3 IC Next: Ep.4 IC →

Ep4 RC: "Caught in the Web" - Samburu wins.
Day 11
(July 21)

Ep4 IC: Movin' on Up

Ep4 IC: Movin' on Up

Ep4 IC: Movin' on Up

Teresa sits out. Two 'architects' (Brandon, Linda; Kelly, KimJ ) must memorize the arrangement of a house/pen/items in one 'camp' then direct the recreation of that camp after the remaining tribe members move the camp items 200 yards up a hill. Boran wins easily, with four big guys carrying the heavy stuff. Duh.

← Previous: Ep.4 RC Next: Ep.5 swap →

Ep4 IC: "Movin' on Up" - Boran wins.
Ep4: The Young and Untrusted Ep5: The Twist Ep6: I'd Never Do It to You
Day 12
(July 22)

TC4 - Linda voted out (4-3), 12 left.
Day 13
(July 23)

Ep5 twist: Tribal swap

Ep5 twist: Tribal swap

Ep5 twist: Tribal swap

Each tribe is sent treemail instructing them to pick three representatives to send on a "quest." The people chosen (Silas, Frank, Teresa from Samburu; Kelly, Lex, Big Tom from Boran) arrive at the meeting place, which is the initial drop-off spot from Ep1. Probst tells them to give him their buffs, which he exchanges for new buffs from the opposing tribe. They've been swapped (or "smoked," if you're Silas).

← Previous: Ep.4 IC Next: Ep.5 RC →

The first-ever tribal swap.
Day 14
(July 24)

Ep5 RC: Get Your Goat

Ep5 RC: Get Your Goat

Ep5 RC: Get Your Goat

Each tribe must herd 20 color-coded goats into their tribe's pen. Teresa (Boran) and Brandon (Samburu) are gatekeepers, who open and close the tribe's pen's gate. The rest must direct/carry goats. Boran wins, 20-18, and they receive three egg-laying hens and a rooster.

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Ep5 RC: "Get Your Goat" - Boran wins.
Day 15
(July 25)

Ep5 IC: Puzzle of Shields

Ep5 IC: Puzzle of Shields

Ep5 IC: Puzzle of Shields

It's a big puzzle, and Samburu "wins." Possibly because Boran (Ethan and Kim J, at least) throws it in order to boot Silas.

← Previous: Ep.5 RC Next: Ep.6 RC →

Ep5 IC: "Puzzle of Shields" - Samburu wins.

TC5 - Silas voted out (5-1), 11 left.
Day 16
(July 26)
Day 17
(July 27)

Ep6 RC: Africa 102

Ep6 RC: Africa 102

Ep6 RC: Africa 102

Tom sits out. Answer questions about Africa as a tribe, move down a step on the bleachers. First tribe to five wins sandwiches, pasta, cookies, and Mt. Dew. That tribe is Samburu, 5-4.

← Previous: Ep.5 IC Next: Ep.6 IC →

Ep6 RC: "Africa 102" - Samburu wins.
Day 18
(July 28)

Ep6 IC: Spear-It Hunt

Ep6 IC: Spear-It Hunt

Ep6 IC: Spear-It Hunt

Oddly named, since it involves neither spears nor hunting, but instead archery with flaming arrows and exploding masks. Which, to be honest, is far cooler than spears, anyway. Kelly sits out. Targets range from 30 ft to 70 ft away, in 10-ft intervals. Results: 1.KimP, Teresa miss. 2.KimJ misses, Lindsey hits (Samburu 1, Boran 0). 3.Ethan, Brandon miss. 4.Clarence, Lex both hit (Samburu 2, Boran 1). 5.Frank, Tom miss. 6.KimP, Teresa, KimJ, Lindsey, Brandon miss, Ethan hits (Samburu 2, Boran 2). 7.Lex hits, Clarence misses (Samburu 3, Boran 2). 8.Tom, Frank, KimJ, Lindsey, Brandon miss, Ethan hits (Samburu 3, Boran 3). 9.Tom hits, Frank misses (Samburu 4, Boran 3). 10.KimJ hits (Samburu 4, Boran 4), Lindsey misses on what could have been the winning shot. 11.Brandon misses, Ethan hits, Boran wins, 5-4.

← Previous: Ep.6 RC Next: Ep.7 IC →

Ep6 IC: "Spear-it Hunt" - Boran wins.

TC6 - Lindsey voted out (3-3), 10 left.
Ep7: Will There Be a Feast Tonight? Ep8: Smoking Out the Snake Ep9: Dinner, Movie, and a Betrayal
Day 19
(July 29)
Day 20
(July 30)

Ep7 IC: When It Rains, It Pours

Ep7 IC: When It Rains, It Pours

Ep7 IC: When It Rains, It Pours

Both tribes arrive at the challenge, where Probst announces they've merged, hands them new green/teal buffs. The challenge is the now-traditional, hold up a bucket until you can't one. Order of elimination: 10.Kelly (14 min), 9.KimJ (14 min), 8.Brandon (18 min), 7.KimP (36 min), 6.Tom (44 min), 5.Frank (55 min). Probst offers a burger to entice remaining competitors to drop out - no takers, so he gives it to eliminated people. Same results with pizza. 4.Lex (3 hrs, 18 min), 3.Ethan (3 hrs, 38 min). At 6 hrs, Clarence and Teresa do rock-paper-scissors, Clarence loses. Paper covers rock. 2.Clarence, 1.Teresa wins!

← Previous: Ep.6 IC Next: Ep.8 RC →

Tribes merge.

Ep7 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Teresa wins.
Day 21
(July 31)

Merge tribe named Moto Maji.

TC7 - Clarence voted out (8-2), 9 left.
Day 22
(August 1)

Ep8 RC: Stomp-ede

Ep8 RC: Stomp-ede

Ep8 RC: Stomp-ede

Contestants must jump on a board to catapult nine items into an overhead basket. Winner gets two goats to barter for items in a nearby village. Scoring: Ethan-9, Lex-7, Brandon-6, Frank-5, Kim/Kim/Teresa/Tom-?, Kelly-1. Ethan wins, takes Lex along.

← Previous: Ep.7 IC Next: Ep.8 IC →

Ep8 RC: "Stomp-ede" - Ethan wins.
Day 23
(August 2)

Ethan and Lex make their village trip.
Day 24
(August 3)

Ep8 IC: Box Your Mind

Ep8 IC: Box Your Mind

Ep8 IC: Box Your Mind

Contestants must quickly memorize items in a 3x3 box grid. Probst then announces one position in the grid (from 1 to 9), and contestants must race out, gather that item, and place it in the correct grid spot. Wrong item equals elimination. Results - Item 1 (leaf, seed pod): Frank, Kim P, Kim J out. Item 2 (elephant dung): Kelly, Teresa out. With four people left, Probst brings out new grid of 9 new items, remaining four look at it for 15 seconds, have 1 min to collect and place as many as they can. Results: Lex-5, Brandon-6, Tom-6, Ethan-8. Ethan wins. Placement: 1.Ethan, 2T.Brandon,Tom, 4.Lex, 5T.Kelly,Teresa, 7T.Frank, Kim P, Kim J.

← Previous: Ep.8 RC Next: Ep.9 RC →

Ep8 IC: "Box Your Mind" - Ethan wins.

TC8 - Kelly voted out (5-4), 8 left.
Day 25
(August 4)

Ep9 RC: Obstacle Course

Ep9 RC: Obstacle Course

Ep9 RC: Obstacle Course

Performed in pairs: Frank/Brandon, KimP/Tom, Ethan/KimJ, Lex/Teresa. Course has various climbing elements, including a ladder puzzle. Heat 1: Frank/Brandon d. KimP/Tom. Heat 2: Ethan/KimJ d. Lex/Teresa. Brandon & Frank win final heat, receive dinner and a movie date night. They watch 'Out of Africa.'

← Previous: Ep.8 IC Next: Ep.9 IC →

Ep9 RC: "Obstacle Course" - Brandon & Frank win.

Ep9: Dinner, Movie, and a Betrayal Ep10: We Are Family Ep11: The Big Adventure
Day 26
(August 5)

Ep9 IC: Light It Up

Ep9 IC: Light It Up

Ep9 IC: Light It Up

Using a magnifying glass, start and build a fire, maintain until it burns through a rope, raising a flag. Order to fire: KimP, Lex, Frank. Frank is disqualified, as his branch touches and breaks his string, raising his flag. Brandon, Ethan also have fire, but Lex wins soon thereafter. 1.Lex, 2.KimP, tie-3:Frank, Brandon, Ethan; tie-6: KimJ, Tom, Teresa.

← Previous: Ep.9 RC Next: Ep.10 RC →

Ep9 IC: "Light It Up" - Lex wins.
Day 27
(August 6)

TC9 - Brandon voted out (6-2), 7 left.
Day 28
(August 7)

Ep10 Auction

Ep10 Auction

Ep10 Auction

Auction items sold: 1.Coffee,pastry - Lex, 3K shillings. 2. Cheese & crackers - KimJ, 4k. 3.Beer - Big Tom, 1k. 4.Sundae - KimP, 12.5k. 5.Mug of chocolate syrup - Ethan, 5k. 6.Covered item (chicken & mashed potatoes) - KimJ, 11k - resells potatoes & 1 chicken piece to Lex for 10k. 7.Hoagie - Teresa (w/ Frank), 16.5k. 8.Covered (ham and eggs) - Tom (w/Ethan), 9k. Tom dances around in delight, bellowing "He's a Jew! He won't eat the ham!" (Note that Ethan was also a vegetarian.)

← Previous: Ep.9 IC Next: Ep.10 IC →

Ep10 RC: "Survivor Auction" - everyone wins.
Day 29
(August 8)

Ep10 IC: African Folklore

Ep10 IC: African Folklore

Ep10 IC: African Folklore

Probst tells a story about local tribe customs. Contestants must then take a staff with 7 colored stripes to one of 7 gated stations, each with a question about the story and 2 eggs. If they break the egg corresponding to the right answer, they get a color-coded leather strap to tie onto their staff. First person to 5 wins. Lex is in the lead, but drops a leather strap on his way to the finish. But he recovers it, and wins. 1.Lex (5), 2.Frank(5), 3-T. Everyone else (4).

← Previous: Ep.10 RC Next: Ep.11 RC →

Ep10 IC: "African Folklore" - Lex wins.
Day 30
(August 9)

TC10 - Frank voted out (6-1), 6 left.
Day 31
(August 10)

Ep11 RC: Know Your Loved One

Ep11 RC: Know Your Loved One

Ep11 RC: Know Your Loved One

Contestants view a brief video from loved ones at home (recorded circa Ep3). Then they must answer questions about themselves, and match those answers with their loved ones (on tape). Results - 1.Most embarrassing moment: Lex, KimP correct. 2.Least liked physical trait: KimJ, Tom correct. 3.Biggest fear: Ethan, Lex (2) correct. 4.Greatest achievement: KimJ (2), Tom (2), Lex (3) correct. Lex wins. Placement: 1.Lex, 2-T: KimJ, Tom, 4-T:KimP, Ethan, 6.Teresa. Lex wins a balloon ride to watch migrating wildebeest, and an overnight stay in a safari resort. He brings Tom with him.

← Previous: Ep.10 IC Next: Ep.11 IC →

Ep11 RC: "Know Your Loved One" - Lex wins.
Day 32
(August 11)

Lex and Tom take a balloon ride.
Ep11: The Big Adventure Ep12: Truth Be Told Ep13: The Final Four - No Regrets (season finale)
Day 33
(August 12)

Ep11 IC: Pot Shots

Ep11 IC: Pot Shots

Ep11 IC: Pot Shots

Each contestant has three pots hanging from strings. Goal is to break other people's pots by throwing clubs. Hits: Tom hits Teresa, Tom->KimP, Tom->Lex, KimJ->KimJ (oops), Ethan->KimP (2), KimP->Teresa (2), Tom->Teresa (3,out: 6th place), Lex->KimP (3,out: 5th), Lex->Ethan, KimJ->Tom, Tom->Ethan (2), Lex->KimJ (2), Ethan & KimJ->Lex (2), Tom->Ethan (3,out: 4th), Tom->Lex (3,out: 3rd), KimJ->Tom (2), Tom->KimJ (3,out: 2nd), Tom wins!

← Previous: Ep.11 RC Next: Ep.12 RC →

Ep11 IC: "Pot Shots" - Tom wins.

TC11 - Kim P. voted out (4-2), 5 left.
Day 34
(August 13)
Day 35
(August 14)

Ep12 RC: Swahili Scramble

Ep12 RC: Swahili Scramble

Ep12 RC: Swahili Scramble

Simple word search, in which contestants must find 12 Swahili words. Intersecting letters can be rearranged to form an English word (AVALANCHE). Words found: Lex-12, Ethan-7, Teresa-4, KimJ-4, Tom-2. Lex wins a Chevy Avalanche, uses it to deliver medical supplies to a local AIDS hospital.

← Previous: Ep.11 IC Next: Ep.12 IC →

Ep12 RC: "Swahili Scramble" - Lex wins.
Day 36
(August 15)

Ep12 IC: Second Chance

Ep12 IC: Second Chance

Ep12 IC: Second Chance

Super-challenge composed of elements from previous ones: puzzle ladder, net run, pull a cart with a puzzle, crawl under a ladder, use a bow and arrow to hit an exploding target. Results: 1.Lex, 2T.(working on puzzle) Tom, Ethan, 4T.(pulling carts) KimJ, Teresa.

← Previous: Ep.12 RC Next: Final 4 IC →

Ep12 IC: "Second Chance" - Lex wins.

TC12 - Teresa voted out (4-1), 4 left.
Day 37
(August 16)

Final 4 IC: Fallen Comrades

Final 4 IC: Fallen Comrades

Final 4 IC: Fallen Comrades

Oops. Held at Tribal Council, contestants must answer questions about their castmates in front of the jury. Except that SEG screwed up the answer key for the last question. Results: Q1. Frank's Army rank? (All wrong - Staff Sgt). Q2. Who listed "Manipulating men" on app? (All right - Kelly). Q3. 1st to hit archery target? (Tom right - Lindsey). Q4. Whose kids are these in this picture, and their names? (All right - Teresa's, Tyler & Ellie). Q5. In which city/state is Jessie a deputy? (All right - Orlando, FL). Q6. Who has a black widow tattoo, and bonus point: where? (All right - Brandon; KimJ, Lex right - on his back). Q7. Who are Sage Hunter and Jocelyn Rose? (All right - Frank's kids). Heading into final question: Kim, Lex, Tom-7, Ethan-6. Q8. Which female has no piercings, including ears? (KimJ right - Kelly; Lex also right - Lindsey, but told he's wrong). Kim wins, though SEG later quietly admits its mistake, and gives both Lex and Tom second-place prize money.

← Previous: Ep.12 IC Next: Final 3 IC →

Ep13 F4 IC: "Fallen Comrades" - Kim J. "wins" (later overturned).

TC13 - Tom voted out (3-1), 3 left.
Day 38
(August 17)

Final 3 IC: Hard Idol

Final 3 IC: Hard Idol

Final 3 IC: Hard Idol

As in Borneo, stand on two poles, and hold on to a large statue/idol for as long as you can. Order of elimination: 3.Ethan (2 hrs, 26 min). 2. Lex (3 hrs, 21 min, while battling amoebic dysentery). 1.Kim wins!

← Previous: Final 4 IC

Ep13 F3 IC: "Hard Idol" - Kim J. wins.

TC14 - Lex voted out (1-0), 2 left.
Day 39
(August 18)

Final tribal council and jury votes on Final Two.
Ethan wins, 5-2.

 

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