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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

I found out about Rafiki Safari Lodge through a friend in the area and was glad they introduced me to this amazing spot. My boyfriend and I had several amazing meals with local flare while taking in the incredible view the main lodge offers. We also took advantage of the rafting expertise of one of the lodge owners and headed... More 

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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

We were a group of people from around the world, studying and living in Quepos for a month, and we went to Rafiki for a weekend getaway. Best decision ever! Our driver picked us up as planned, making logistics easy, and he imparted interesting facts about the countryside on the drive to the lodge. Once we arrived, we liking zooming... More 

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Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

Great place for everyone looking to escape from the city and having a blast. From our arrival all the staff was more than great, from the owners that took care of all our needs to the cooks that served us great food with some South African dishes that we really enjoy, everything was perfect. You can notice that the owners... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

We did not stay here. They run whtewater rafting trips from here. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There were enough rapids so the trip was fun but this was not an extreme experience -- even first timers would enjoy. They did give us a tour of the rooms. For the adventerous this would be a wonderful honeymoom.spot. The rooms were... More 

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Rafiki is, at one time, charming, fascinating and exciting. The hosts are very kind and interesting persons, with the charm of highly educated people in extremly wild places. This is an incredible place to go.

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

Our family just returned from a 12 day trip to Costa Rica. We went to three different places: Arenal (Volcano Lodge), Rafiki and then Tamarindo (Capitan Suizo) While the other hotels were very nice, Rakifi gave us a once in a lifetime experience. First of all, Lautjie (the owner) and his team couldn't have been nicer. Their passion for Rafiki... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

I just returned from visiting the Rafiki Lodge last week. I am already dreaming and planning my return trip! We were stopped in a restaurant in Manuel Antonio by a lady raving about her experience and so with that we decided to take a chance and I am so thankful we did! The Boshoff family is warm, inviting, educated about... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

If you would like to be wowed, and have the most unique, sincere, exciting, fun adventure than look no further!!!! If you stay on the premises you stay in a Safari fancy tent with a first class bathroom in your tent. If you are staying in or around town they will come get you to stay or for a days... More 

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Corona Del Mar California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

Get away from the city, get away from the lights, noise, people, and enter the true Costa Rica wilderness. On arrival we were welcomed in first class style with a refreshing frozen drink and a quick explanation of the property. From there we went on a hike up the side of the nearest mountain crossing streams and encountering wildlife along... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

What a place!!!! This lodge topped our entire trip. This was a very authentic experience with a top notch lodge and top notch service. Our host was amazing and we were treated to some of the best experiences, horseback riding and river rafting. The food was the best and the cocktails were even better. I would return here in a... More 

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