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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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Elkhorn, NE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The RAFIKI rafting trip was a fun experience. The staff is personable and educated and learning the story behind the ecolodge and it's purpose was an added plus. We were staying off site in Manuel Antonio. They promptly picked us up around 7:30 for the hour (bumpy) ride to the lodge. We were greeted by the owner and treated to... More

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wow! Rafiki Safari Lodge exceeded our expectations in every way. We took advantage of the "Super Lekker" package which included four nights at the Safari Lodge and two nights at Rafiki Beach Camp (which I will write about in a separate review). It was worth the splurge because of all that was included. We had the Lakeview Tent #2 which... More

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Hartford, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was an amazing "tent" experience! The tent itself is huge - ours had a double bed and two singles. Each has a front "porch" which is covered and which has rocking chairs for great relaxing. We were in #1 which looks out onto a pond where birds congregate. We saw toucans and vultures and ducks and, well. lots of... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My family (including 3 kids ages 9,7,20 months and 2 grandparents) stayed at Rafiki for 3 nights in March 2014. We had a wonderful time. The jungle backdrop is beautiful and the lodge is impeccably maintained. The tents were clean and comfortable. The food was great and easily the best I had in Costa Rica. The staff was extremely pleasant... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband, myself, and 2 boys (age 10 and 11) stayed at Rafiki for 3 nights in late March. We are in our early 40s. I can't tell you how much fun we had and it was the absolute highlight of our entire trip to Costa Rica. We stayed in tent 9, which was at the back of the property... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Our experience with this trip was absolutely incredible. The ride to the lodge was a little tour itself! After driving through the unique villages we had a delicious breakfast in the lodge-even though we weren't staying there. Since it was just the four of us in our family, we got to take two small rafts accompanied by the two best... More

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Even though the road leading to Rafiki is a bit rough, it is defiintely worth the trip. Spent two glorious nights there with a group from Road Scholars. The staff could not have been nicer and more accomodating. The rooms(tents) were wonderful with modern baths and the sounds of the animals lulled me to sleep. Bird watching from the deck... 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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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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