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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our party of 23 (10 adults, 13 children) went whitewater rafting out of Rafiki Lodge. This is a must do activity. The rafting is done on a river surrounded by unspoiled jungle with a backdrop of mountains. The water was crystal-clear. The tour even included a stop at a beautiful waterfall. I would recommend staying a couple nights at the...

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Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We traveled to Costa Rica in November 2013 for a family member's wedding. Our group filled all the tents at Rafiki, where the wedding took place. And we all had a wonderful time during our 3 night stay! It was such a unique vacation for me and my family (me, my husband, 6 year old son, 3 year old daughter),...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed January 2, 2014

A wonderful scenic and educational trek up to the Lodge ( but you can take a car too) leads you to an oasis within the forest. The "tents" have hardwood floors and completely enclosed and attatched modern bathrooms. The views are amazing, the sounds terrific. Follow this stay with white water rafting and you'll have memories that will last a...

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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
Reviewed December 29, 2013

When you first enter the compound of the Rafiki Lodge, after a long and bumpy drive along a gravel road, you get the sense that this place is special. It's deep in the bush and perched up on a bluff, with sweeping views of the Savagre River valley. The Lodge looks like an African safari lodge complete with thatch roofs...

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1Thank StrangeTripper
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We actually took this trip last Spring April 2013 and kept meaning to write a review since it was so awesome but didn't get around to it till now. This was luxury tent camping at its best. We enjoyed several days of well planned out trips and wonderful food. You wouldn't think you could get great food in such a...

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Dix Hills, New York
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We visited Rafiki for a day of white water rafting and they exceeded our expectations! The lodge was an excellent facility, and the folks working there were very friendly and professional. We had been told that the river guides were the best in the area, and it proved true. Our group of 11 was split into 3 rafts and all...

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed November 30, 2013

My wife and I recently enjoyed 7 days in Manuel Antonio for our honeymoon. We did not stay at the lodge but we did go horseback riding and whitewater rafting. We went on a number of adventures while visiting Costa Rica and this was without a doubt our favorite one. Our horseback & whitewater rafting guides were both incredibly knowledgeable...

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Homer, Alaska, United States
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay at the lodge as we were just there for a day of river rafting. We did get to meet owners and staff who gave us a tour of their little jungle paradise and we look forward to returning and spending more time. The river trip was a highlight of our Costa Rica tour thanks in a large...

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My family took a 10 day trip to Costa Rica back in August. We stayed at some very nice hotels in Arenal and Manuel Antonio regions at the beginning and end of the trip. In the middle, we stayed 3 nights at Rafiki Safari Lodge and 1 night at the Rafiki Beach Camp. While we enjoyed the full 10 days...

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key west
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I live here in Costa Rica, and own my own very small lodge/retreat. We just got back from taking six friends to Rafiki for a fantastic day of horseback riding and awesome white water rafting. Not is this only my personal favorite way to spend an adventure day, but when our friends only had one free day I insisted that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $263 - $336 (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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Rafiki Safari Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Rafiki Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas
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“Small resort, all tents are placed with a garden view”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieB162, Feb 17, 2017 | Read review
“Only saw our tents and they were both nice, quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles benavidespatricia, Feb 11, 2017 | Read review
“This is set up as a safari with modern tents that have a private modern walled bathroom that also locks up. Any room looks good.”
 of 5 bubbles joni42, Jan 15, 2017 | Read review
“Cabins 1 and 2 have the best view”
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 of 5 bubbles lauramay2015, Jan 1, 2017 | Read review
“All are great but honeymoon suite is the most secluded and has its own jacuzzi!”
 of 5 bubbles 982kathleenv, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
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