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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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East Helena, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 Thank Alyson M
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 Thank Pascal-André V
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing staff. Very relaxing and beautiful area and vistas. Crazy fun horse ride straight up and down the mountain with precious local guides who were personable and accommodating to all our varied skill levels. The tents were very interesting but hot for sleeping. There were no monkeys or furry wildlife of any kind. Lots of birds and reptiles of interest... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the kind words and the criticism helps us improve our lodge. The tents are not air conditioned, but we rarely have guests tell us that they were too hot. We are in the tropics and only 300 feet above sea level, so heat is to be expected, but I am sorry your fan... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to Costa Rica and Rafiki took care of us beginning to end - family owned resorts in the jungle and on the pacific coast! We did the Super Lekker package and had something exciting to do every day with wonderful guides with just our family of four - two teenagers and two adults celebrating graduations. We enjoyed... More 

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3 Thank Megan A
Lokshire, Public Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi guys, Thanks for the nice thoughts. I know this was a special occasion for you and I am glad you enjoyed your time. It was fun helping you plan it and even more fun watching you take in the beauty Costa Rica offers. Sorry about the ants! More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a couple-hour raft trip down the Savegre with a large group of friends. The raft guides were super fun and very experienced and knowledgeable. Even though they frequently tipped us out of the rafts I never felt in danger. It was very clear that they were an excellent team of professionals completely capable of keeping a large group... More 

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

First of all, welcome to the Savegre swim team. Yes, guides can get a little mischievous, but it sounds like you were asking for it. They are been on the river long enough to know when it is appropriate to have people take a swim and when it is not! The Savegre has lovely deep pools at the end of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a complete experience and not just a hotel room, this is the place to go! We booked the Super Lekker package for our family of 6. This included 4 nights at the forest lodge and 2 nights at the beach. From the start, things were very well planned and all of the activities (whitewater rafting,... More 

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4 Thank Jim W
Lokshire, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! You said it all... Thank you. I will make sure everyone involved gets to read your review, it is always nice to know that the hard work is appreciated! Sincerely, Lautjie More 

Birmingham, AL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We began our trip of 3 weeks in CR at Rafiki because they were so very helpful in our planning the rest of the trip. Lautjie Boshoff was so responsive from the very beginning and eventually joined us on a great part of our journey. We elected to go with the Super Lekker package and were NOT disappointed in our... More 

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4 Thank BFletcher123
Lokshire, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Fletcher family, You guys were great. You have great adventurous spirit and are wonderful travelers! Thank you for the kind words. Sorry about the car... We had a landslide about 10km from the lodge and it kinda made the road a bit more to chew off than it was when you made the reservation. You are very kind. Thank... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Rafiki Lodge was our favorite place in Costa Rica. The lodge is well maintained, the views are amazing, the people are friendly and knowledgeable, the food was great and they were able to accommodate my vegetarian diet. We did the horseback riding/river rafting trip and highly recommend both. The guides were fun, informative, and helpful and the rafting was fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I am here right now, in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by wildlife, friendly people, and exhilarating sounds and views. This is the most incredible place I have ever seen. If you ever have the opportunity to come here, even for a single moment, do not let that opportunity pass you. It will be one of the most spectacular... More 

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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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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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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