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Rafiki Safari Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
Rafiki Safari Lodge
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 3 nights here in June. Lounging on our balcony overlooking lush greenery and listening to the music of forest all the stress of our busy lives melted away. We enjoyed the fresh flowers on our table every meal and the intimate feel of this family run eco-lodge. The views from the lodge are lovely. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We think this is a great spot for couples or families or friends... A long bumpy drive but well worth it, especially if you stay for a few days. The family was amazing, with a beautiful viewing deck to watch birds and have cocktails. There also is a crazy scary water slide. The owner had a darling little boy who... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rafiki is an absolutely incredible place to stay for many reasons, the first being location. It is nestled in the Costa Rican mountains about 45 minutes from the coast up a small dirt road. On the way there you drive through some breathtaking scenery and the small village of Santo Domingo, from which many of Rafiki's employees have grown up.... More 

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Quepos
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a wonderful stay. We stayed at Rafiki last month with my sister's family. We have 3 kids between us (ages 3, 4 and 5) and the staff could not have been more accommodating! As soon as you arrive your are made to feel like one of the family. The hotel has a main bar and restaurant which is the... More 

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Wilson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A big thumbs up for Rafiki Safari Lodge! Ideal for families looking for outdoor adventures. The lodge lends itself to outstanding meals and is conducive for strangers to become fast friends. Our 9 year old son quickly joined a group of other kids whooping it up on the fast slide into the pool. Later they all played many impromptu card... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We didn't stay at the lodge but we're shown around the place and the facilities looked great. They have a wonderful water slide in the grounds which were stunning. The rafting was superb and the staff were fantastic. A definate must do for anyone. Can't have much more fun.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Came to this resort for the whitewater rafting. The whitewater rafting was great. The guides (especially Kenneth) were terrific and so informative about the beautiful surroundings. The water happened to be low but they made it really fun and there was plenty of white water! It was safe yet exciting all at the same time. The lunch they served was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a simply stunning time at Rafiki I can't say enough how great it was Loki and Alex in particular looked after us brilliantly. We're a family of 5 (3 kids 8,5 &2) and booked in for a few nights, to be honest when booking I didn't realise the main focus of the place are the adventures they run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

One of the best things about this resort is that it is exactly what it says it is. Also the pictures very accurately depict the facility. If anything, it is much more beautiful in person. It was impossible for me to capture the beauty in my camera. We are a picky family when it comes to food. We didn't eat... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Although it might be considered camping because you are sleeping in a tent, it is the most upscale camping I've ever done! We stayed in a Lakeview Tent for the first two nights of our stay. It was large enough for 4 people, with a very comfy queen sized bed and two twin beds. The entrance to the tent had... More 

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