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The Boran Alliance is an alliance from Survivor: Africa.

It was the dominant alliance of the Boran tribe, and after the Tribe Switch the Samburu tribe, and was also the majority alliance of the Moto Maji tribe.


Lex van den Berghe
Days 20-38
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Ethan Zohn
Remained Loyal
Days 20-39
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Kelly Goldsmith
Days 20-24
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Kim Johnson
Remained Loyal
Days 20-39
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Tom Buchanan
Days 20-37
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 Brandon Quinton
Days 24-27
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The Merge

The tribes Boran and Samburu merged on Day 20, with the original Boran members at a 6-4 numbers advantage. At the first Individual Immunity Challenge, Teresa Cooper won immunity. At Tribal Council, the Boran Alliance sided with the ex-Samburu members to vote out the biggest physical threat - Clarence Black. Clarence was voted out in a 8-2 vote.

Lex Fumes

After the last Tribal Council, Lex was angry and shocked at the two votes against him. He only expected to get one vote from Clarence, so when the second vote against him came in, he was rudely surprised. At camp, Lex questioned everybody but received no answer about who voted for him. Lex mistakenly accused Kelly Goldsmith of casting the rogue vote against him and gathered his alliance members to vote her out.

The real culprit, Teresa, felt bad that Kelly was getting blamed but was unwilling to admit that she was the one who voted for Lex for fear of elimination. After Kelly found out she was being targeted she sided with the former Samburu members to oust Lex. At Tribal Council, Brandon joined the Boran members in voting out Kelly, feeling that he could not trust the Samburu members Teresa and Frank. Kelly was voted out in a harrowing 5-4 vote, making her the first member of the jury.

Loyalties Questioned

Annihilating Samburu

Turning on Each Other


  • Clarence Black is the only member of Boran to make the merge and not be a part of this alliance.
  • Kelly is the only member of the alliance to not outlast a member of the original Samburu tribe.



Survivor Alliances Per Season
Borneo The Australian Outback Africa Marquesas
Tagi Alliance Kucha Alliance Boran Alliance Maraamu Alliance
Older Samburu Alliance Rotu Four
Barbecue Alliance Ogakor Alliance
Younger Samburu Alliance Outsiders Alliance
Thailand The Amazon Pearl Islands All-Stars
Chuay Gahn Five Jaburu Alliance Drake Alliance Chapera Alliance
Morgan Alliance
Sook Jai Alliance Tambaqui Alliance Mogo Mogo Alliance
Outcast Alliance
Vanuatu Palau Guatemala Panama
Fat Five Koror Alliance Nakúm Alliance Casaya Alliance
Yasur Alliance
Yaxhá Alliance La Mina Alliance
Final Four Alliance
Cook Islands Fiji China Micronesia
Aitu Four Four Horsemen Fei Long Alliance Malakal Couples Alliance
Older Airai Alliance
Raro Alliance Syndicate Alliance Zhan Hu Alliance
Black Widow Brigade
Gabon Tocantins Samoa Heroes vs. Villains
Fang Alliance Jalapao Three Foa Foa Four Heroes Alliance
Timbira Alliance Rob's Villains Alliance
Onion Alliance Galu Alliance
Exile Alliance Russell's Villains Alliance
Nicaragua Redemption Island South Pacific One World
Espada Alliance Russell's Zapatera Alliance Savaii Alliance Misfit Alliance
La Flor Alliance Stealth R Us Muscle Alliance
The Family
Final Four Alliance Zapatera Six Salani Alliance
Philippines Caramoan Blood vs. Water Cagayan
Kalabaw Alliance Cool Kids Alliance Five Guys Alliance Aparri Alliance
Matsing Alliance
Gota Alliance Galang Alliance Cops-R-Us
Tandang Alliance
Stealth R Us Singles Alliance Solana Alliance
Fulcrum Alliance
San Juan del Sur Worlds Apart Cambodia Kaôh Rōng
Coyopa Guys Alliance Escameca Alliance Bayon Alliance Gondol Alliance
Fab Five Nagarote Alliance Witches' Coven Dara Women's Alliance
Millennials vs. Gen X Game Changers Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Ghost Island
Takali Alliance Power Six Soko Alliance Naviti Alliance
The Round Table
David's Vinaka Alliance Tavua Alliance Final Four Alliance
Final Four Alliance
Zeke's Vinaka Alliance
David vs. Goliath Edge of Extinction Island of the Idols Winners at War
David Alliance Kama Six Lairo Women's Alliance Cops-R-Us
Goliath Alliance Manu Alliance Vokai Alliance