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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
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Rafiki Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the safarito package to Rafiki Safari Lodge. It was THE BEST!!! The view from the lodge is amazing, the guides were great and we not only had fun doing white water rafting but also learned about the animals and plants. The food and hospitality were the best we experienced. It was the highlight of our trip to Costa... More

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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lot of fun adventures in Costa Rica, but the rafting tour on the Savegre River was my favorite because we also experienced the warm hospitality of Rafiki Safari Lodge. The owners "get it" that the road is an adventure by itself. Along the way there are signs like "You are not lost" and "almost there." Plan on... More

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Milton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The comfortable tent comes with luxurious bathroom and spacious covered porch; excellent meals and well-stocked bar at the nearby main house, which overlooks a beautiful landscape filled with gardens and birds. Hummingbirds galore! The nearby whitewater rafting on the Savegre River was SUPER fun, with a stop at a waterfall for a backrub! Could it be better? Yes, to know... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The accomodation is fairly basic, but with electricity a built-in shower and hot water - pretty posh for a tent! The grounds are fantastic - with exotic flora and birds in abundance. The lodge itself, with thatched roof and open-to-the-elements dining and bar area, provides a breath-taking view across the lake with the mountains as a backdrop. We went for... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool accommodations. The real Costa Rica. Water slide is a hoot. Great hospitality and amazing views. You can easily spend 3-4 days here. The food was great and the number of activities that are available are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well as a family Rafiki Safari Lodge lived up to our excitement and expectations. The surroundings were wonderful and the hospitality and food were excellent. We stayed in Tent 1 which I would highly recommend with a view over the water to dream about. We stayed for 2 nights. The first day we all went white water rafting, my daughter... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is very late in coming...we stayed there 18 months ago and I had always intended to write a review, I just never got around to it. I came across our pictures from our trip today and decide to take a moment to write a review. We visited with another couple, it was our 2nd vacation trip to CR... More

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Elkhorn, NE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had so much fun! Our family of 4 stayed for 3 nights. The views are spectacular. We met families from 3 other countries. The food was all made from scratch and delicious, but you don't have many options (although I am certain they would try to accommodate you if you were super picky). The staff was super friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I are quite the adventurists at times. We stayed off site in Manuel Antonio; the Rafiki Safari Lodge Whitewater Rafting Experience was so much fun!!! All of the guides are incredibly educated about the surroundings and very professional. We enjoyed the horseback riding to the white water rafting. Our guide even stopped so that we could see... More

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Culver City, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I absolutely loved Rafiki Safari Lodge. I can't imagine ever returning to Costa Rica without a stay at Rafiki. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, and the sheer beauty of the place more than compensated for any compromise in opulence. We loved the feeling of being out in nature, listening to the intense rainstorms while sitting on... More

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Address: 16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rafiki Safari Lodge 2.5*
Also Known As:
Rafiki Safari Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Rafiki Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas

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Rafiki is a sustainable adventure lodge located in the Savegre Valley of Costa Rica. The lodge sits on 840 acres of tropical forest. Rafiki specializes in custom white water rafting, horseback riding and hiking trips. Guests sleep in imported luxury Safari Tents which feature hydro electric fans and lights. Each tent sits on a raised hardwood platform, has a deluxe bathroom with glass showers heated with fire. The units also have a private porch with rocking chairs looking over the Savegre Valley. ... more   less 
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