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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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2.5 of 5
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16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
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Rafiki Safari Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Rafiki and the Boshof family who run it is first rate. From our very first email to after our return home, they went beyond expectations to help us plan our trip, even booking our transportation to the lodge and our rental vehicles for our drive up to the northern coast. The ultimate safari package included an exhilarating horseback... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at the Rafiki Safari Lodge was fabulous. The owners are really friendly and made us feel at home. The staff were very attentive. The activities (rafting, hiking, horseback riding and swimming) were terrific. The rafting guides were extremely competent, as were the horseback riding guides. The luxury tents took some getting used to. It was hot and muggy... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay at Rafiki but our group went rafting through Rafiki a Safari Tours. Our group consisted of 4 kids (ages 5, 9, 16 and 18) and 4 adults. Our guides were Randol and Kenneth. The trip was fantastic. Breakfast and lunch are included. The guides were friendly, personable and made the trip fun and interesting for all ages.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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