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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family stayed here for just one night after a week at the beach in Montezuma and just before flying home. We wanted to see some of the interior before leaving CR. We were also looking for something to keep us busy on our last day since our flight didn't leave until after midnight. I explained our itinerary by email... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous place out of the way on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Stunning views. Accommodation amazing- set in the rain forest. A truly great experience for families. Recommend the white eater rafting!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went white water rafting with Rafiki though we were staying in Manuel Antonio. The trip was perfect from the start with our awesome guide Kenneth! He was wonderful with our 10 year old and made the trip so much fun with great stories, humor, and a true love of Costa Rica. The ride down the river is gorgeous, stunning... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Rafiki lodge in Nov, 2015. We drove there by rental car. The road was not in very good shape because of a recent washout due to high rainfall. If you do drive make sure you have 4x4. I can't say enough positive things about the lodge. It is off the beaten path. but if that... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children ages 14, 13, and 9) stayed 3 nights in tent number 3. We all loved it. On the first day, our flights were delayed and we didn't arrive at the lodge until 7:30 pm. Janelle called us on the road around 5 to take our dinner requests and our mouths watered for... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty amazing spot run by a pretty amazing family. It's a remote outpost, very difficult to get to but you get to experience the rain forest full on. Plus you have the amenities of a great common room a decent restaurant and well constructed and appointed tents (though not quite luxury, they are comfortable and safe for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing staff-very friendly and very attentive. The rafting was an absolute blast, made better by our guide Mono! The Aqua Hike was an experience not to miss. The guides (Mono and Steven) really made it better with their knowledge and humor. The food was fabulous. The staff and owners really were personable. The location is ideal for a jungle experience.

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Lokshire, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Gary. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the feedback about the guides! Pure vida.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see place to go. You are placed in the middle og the "jungle" in super surroundings. Great tours are arranged to fit your needs. The food is local, simple and great. The owners approach you with a very relaxed and personal stile and are committed to the whole project of creating this preservation area. Rest of... More 

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Lokshire, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Christian, Thank you for your visit and for all of the kind words.... More 

East Helena, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

After much searching through guidebooks and Internet reviews we selected this lodge for part of our stay in Costa Rica. It's a beautiful setting with a very accommodating staff. 0ther comments about stay -quick to respond to email inquiries, helpful with transportation and suggested activities in the area -the rafting trip was a highlight - our guide Kenneth was tops-... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Superb location in the jungle. Rafting, Aqua hike and horse back riding were great. Warm welcome and very friendly service during the 3 days. Food was tasty and healthy. The tents were perfect. We recommend it +++. 2-3 days is perfect. Better to go there than staying longer in Manuel Antonio...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Rafiki Safari Lodge

Address: 16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas
Price Range: $257 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rafiki Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Rafiki Safari Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Rafiki Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas
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