10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 3

Survivor has been captivating audiences for over two decades with its thrilling combination of adventure, strategy, and human drama. Since its first episode aired in 2000, this reality show has taken viewers on a wild ride, as castaways battle it out in remote, isolated locations for the ultimate prize. With its unique format and intense challenges, Survivor has become a cultural phenomenon, and it's no wonder why it's still going strong after 48 seasons.

Each season of Survivor brings a new group of castaways, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and strategies. From physical challenges that test their endurance to mental puzzles that push their problem-solving skills to the limit, the castaways must rely on their wits and alliances to outlast their competitors. With the added twist of tribal councils and hidden immunity idols, the game is always full of surprises.

Survivor has produced some of the most memorable moments in reality TV history, from shocking blindsides to heartwarming alliances. As the seasons continue, the show keeps finding new ways to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. So whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, get ready for an unforgettable journey as we explore the best episodes that Survivor has to offer.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 04, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Survivor - S3E14

#15 - The Final Four: No Regrets (Season 3 - Episode 14)

The sole survivor is revealed from among 16 contestants who spent 39 grueling days in Africa enduring scorching heat, deadly wildlife and dehydration.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 60 votes.

Survivor - S3E11

#14 - We Are Family (Season 3 - Episode 11)


Deadly wildlife moves too close for comfort; the 10th person is voted out of the tribe.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 80 votes.

Survivor - S3E15

#13 - Africa Reunion (Season 3 - Episode 15)

The 16 survivors gather to discuss their experiences in Africa.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 44 votes.

Survivor - S3E3

#12 - The Gods Are Angry (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Wild animals just outside one tribe's boma present a danger; one tribe member's loyalties are divided.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 77 votes.

Survivor - S3E10

#11 - Dinner, Movie and a Betrayal (Season 3 - Episode 10)

A last-ditch effort to stay does not work for one tribe member, and only seven remain.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 78 votes.

Survivor - S3E9

#10 - Smoking Out The Snake (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Lex becomes determined to discover who cast the second vote against him in Moto Maji; the Samburu tribe tries to gain a member from the Boran tribe.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 74 votes.

Survivor - S3E12

#9 - The Big Adventure (Season 3 - Episode 12)

Emotions erupt when the survivors hear from their loved ones; the challenge winner gets to visit the Masai Mara.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 70 votes.

Survivor - S3E4

#8 - The Young and Untrusted (Season 3 - Episode 4)


A member of the Samburu tribe cracks under pressure; age differences continue to split loyalties; a trip to the watering hole becomes a deadly encounter.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 77 votes.

Survivor - S3E1

#7 - Question of Trust (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Sixteen men and women attempt to persevere through 39 days of challenges to become the final survivor on the Dark Continent.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 102 votes.

Survivor - S3E2

#6 - Who's Zooming Whom? (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Dissension forms when a tribe member's plans to form an alliance are overheard; a second contestant is voted out.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 81 votes.

Survivor - S3E13

#5 - Truth Be Told (Season 3 - Episode 13)

The five remaining castaways find an unpleasant surprise awaiting them in their water hole; Lex wins a car and the opportunity to take supplies to a local AIDS hospital in the final reward challenge.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 62 votes.

Survivor - S3E7

#4 - Will There Be a Feast Tonight? (Season 3 - Episode 7)


After arriving at the immunity challenge, the tribes are shocked to learn that they are merging and they are on their own.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 81 votes.

Survivor - S3E6

#3 - I'd Never Do it to You (Season 3 - Episode 6)

A tribe member considers turning on a fellow member; tribes begin to theorise on when they will be forced to merge.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 80 votes.

Survivor - S3E16

#2 - Back from Africa (Season 3 - Episode 16)


The survivors discuss how their lives have changed since returning to the United States.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 12 votes.

Survivor - S3E5

#1 - The Twist (Season 3 - Episode 5)

When a tribal council approaches, Boran Tribe members fiercely vie in order to remain in the competition.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 82 votes.

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