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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a bit delayed. We flew to Quepos and drove to Rafiki for the front end of a weeks spring break. We are a family of 4, boys 8 and 11. This place was fantastic. Stayed in a platform tent overlooking the pond. Boys loved the pool. The Rafiki family were above and beyond helpful and friendly. Exactly what... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I thought this was a very cool, authentic place. Accommodations are platform tents with very large modern bathroom/ shower attached. Want to have an authentic experience? Stay here. Loki, the owner, is a naturalist with tons of information to offer. He sustains a small community by hiring locals, so the lodge is really changing lives. Nice white water rafting available.... More 

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dominical
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Loved the lodging. Loved the rafting. And the slide. Whoah! Great adventure stay for my family. My wife and three boys ages 7, 9 and 11 all thought this pace was really cool. A different slice of Costa Rica that you should check out. Thanks Loki and crew for showing my family a great time.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

While on vacation in Costa Rica a friend of mine arranged for me to go White Water Rafting at the Rafiki Safari Lodge. I've rafted many locations in the United States and I have to say that this was the best rafting trip that I've ever taken. They have smaller 4 person rafts that are great for the size of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We traveled with three children ages 8, 10, and 11. We could not have dreamed of a better experience for three "technology-addicted kids". There is no technology at Rafiki.What? You mean the kids are going to actually interactive all day long with the old folks? That in itself was worth the cost of tuition. :-) The family that runs is... More 

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Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a long, twisty bus ride to reach Rafiki, but our tour group found this lodge amazing. The South African family who homesteaded this spot started with a small dairy farm. Carlo, the son who runs Rafiki, gave a fascinating description of the difficult early years. When fishermen began arriving to fish the nearby Savegre River, they began providing... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I cannot recommend this place enough! We booked the honeymoon suite for kicks, though we are not honeymooning and fell in love with the family that manages the property. We did white water rafting with Kenny which was mind blowing with a waterfall swim. Kenny was also our bartender the night we arrived, serving up amazing rum cocktails. The temperature... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went to the Rafiki Safari Lodge for a White River Rafting activity. We saw the facilities and it's great. Yes, it's really far from the main road, about 30 minutes drive on a rocky road, but it's worth the drive. The Rafting was my highlight of my vacations in Costa Rica. The guides were good, funny, and also made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a wonderful stay here. Though it was short (only one day) we managed to get a real "jungle experience" which was just perfect for our 10 year old. From spying the caiman in the lake underneath our "tent" to horse-riding up the hill (with the wonderful Randal), to white water rafting (with the wonderful Kenny) to eating the... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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