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Survivor: The Gambia
Gambia
Season 69
Filming Location Gambia
Tribes      Kunda
     N'Dimba
     Kamby Bolongo
Returning Castaways
Fans vs. Favorites II  Francesca
Sage
Centennial Francesca
Chronology
Previous Season Survivor: Oceania
Next Season Survivor: West Africa

Survivor: The Gambia was the sixty-ninth season of Survivor. 

The season ended when Benson won the title of Sole Survivor, beating Anton by a 4-3 jury vote at the Final Tribal Council. The season featured 16 contestants dubbed as "castaways" marooned on two separate beaches in The Gambia. They were divided into two tribes: Kunda in blue and N'Dimba in orange. The tribes were named after towns in The Gambia. On Day 19, the tribes merged into the green Kamby Bolongo tribe, named for the river on which fictional character Kunta Kinte of Roots was raised.

The main twist this season, or lack thereof, was a return to the basics of Survivor. 

Despite the simplicity of the season, several of the contestants became some of the most popular to ever play the game. Francesca and Sage, namely, went on to play multiple times and gained the public's love.

The ratings for this season remained high following the incredible standard set by the previous season. This season was described by most critics as "quaint."

ContestantsEdit

Contestant Original Tribe Merged Tribe Finish Total Votes
Phillip N'Dimba 1st Voted Out
Day 3
4
Lyla Kunda 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
6
Hank N'Dimba 3rd Voted Out
Day 8
3
VJ N'Dimba 4th Voted Out
Day 9
3
Celeste Kunda 5th Voted Out
Day 12
8
Dexter Kunda 6th Voted Out
Day 15
5
Avery Kunda 7th Voted Out
Day 18
6
Meg N'Dimba Kamby Bolongo 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
9
Tia N'Dimba 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
7
Gracie N'Dimba 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 27
5
Francesca N'Dimba 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
8
Jeff Kunda 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
7
Sage Kunda 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
11
Rebecca Kunda 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
1
Anton Kunda Runner-Up 2
Benson N'Dimba Sole Survivor 3

The GameEdit

Episode # Immunity Eliminated Vote Finish
1 Kunda Phillip 3-3-2
4-2
1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 N'Dimba Lyla 6-2 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 Kunda Hank 3-3-1
3-2
3rd Voted Out
Day 8
4 Kunda VJ 3-2-1 4th Voted Out
Day 9
5 N'Dimba Celeste 6-1 5th Voted Out
Day 12
6 N'Dimba Dexter 5-1 6th Voted Out
Day 15
7 N'Dimba Avery 4-1 7th Voted Out
Day 18
8 Benson
Francesca
Meg 5-4 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
9 Jeff Tia 5-3 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
10 Jeff Gracie 5-2 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 27
11 Sage Francesca 4-2 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
12 Benson Jeff 3-2 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
Finale Anton Sage 2-2
No Vote
13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
Anton Rebecca 1-0 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Jury Vote Anton 4-3 Runner-Up
Benson Sole Survivor

Voting HistoryEdit

Original Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Finale
Eliminated: Tie Phillip
4/6 votes
Lyla
6/8 votes
Tie Hank
3/5 votes
VJ
3/6 votes
Celeste
6/7 votes
Dexter
5/6 votes
Avery
4/5 votes
Meg
5/9 votes
Tia
5/8 votes
Gracie
5/7 votes
Francesca
4/6 votes
Jeff
3/5 votes
Tie Sage
No Vote*
Rebecca
1/1 votes
Benson Meg Phillip Meg Hank Meg Meg Tia Gracie Anton Jeff Sage No Vote
Anton Lyla Celeste Dexter Avery Meg Tia Gracie Francesca Sage Benson Benson Rebecca
Rebecca Lyla Celeste Dexter Avery Meg Tia Gracie Francesca Jeff Sage Sage
Sage Lyla Celeste Dexter Avery Meg Tia Gracie Francesca Jeff Benson No Vote
Jeff Lyla Celeste Dexter Avery Meg Tia Gracie Francesca Sage
Francesca Phillip No vote Hank No vote VJ Jeff Sage Sage Anton
Gracie Phillip Phillip Hank Hank VJ Jeff Sage Sage
Tia Phillip Phillip Hank Hank VJ Jeff Sage
Meg Francesca Francesca Francesca Francesca Tia Jeff
Avery Lyla Celeste Dexter Sage
Dexter Celeste Celeste Avery
Celeste Lyla Avery
VJ Meg Phillip Francesca Francesca Tia
Hank Francesca Francesca Francesca No vote
Lyla Celeste
Phillip Francesca No vote
  • Because a second vote led to another tie between Benson and Sage, they competed in a firemaking challenge. Benson lit his torch first and was safe. Sage fell behind and was eliminated. 

Jury VoteEdit

Jury Vote
Finalists: Anton
3/7 votes
Benson
4/7 votes
Juror Vote
Rebecca Benson
Sage Benson
Jeff Anton
Francesca Anton
Gracie Benson
Tia Anton
Meg Benson