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Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This company should be at the TOP OF YOUR LIST for things to do in Costa Rica. My boyfriend and I traveled to Costa Rica for a week's vacation recently, with another couple. It was our first time going, but the other couple had visited before. They were set on whitewater rafting as one of our "adventures", which they'd done...

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Rafiki Safari Lodge was the highlight of our trip. We stayed for three nights and enjoyed everybit of it. Janel was so very accommodating to the needs of our three families and our different schedules. My family was very leary of staying in a tent as we are usually hotel people but, we found that it was a great experience....

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1Thank Carmel Ann
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Rafiki Lodge was the highlight of my week long trip to Costa Rica. We didn't stay there but Loki, one of our guides, came all the way to our rental property, jumped in one of our rental cars and provided directions to the lodge. He even came back with us to show us how to get home! The place itself...

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2Thank Steve S
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights. Family and girls aged 11 and 14. White water rafting amazing, riding and hiking just lovely. Luxury tents are clean and well looked after- can sleep 4. Meals good, staff kind and calm. Bring a tough (? Old) swimsuit for the water slide - it's very fast.... We had 2 tents for the family - next...

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2Thank NigeltheMagnificent
Healdsburg, CA
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We traveled for a week in Costa Rica with a small group and stayed at three different locations. Rafiki Safari was our favorite hands down - we were there for 3 nights in late January 2013. First of all, it's gorgeous. The food is wonderful and the setting is enchanting. Our tent accommodations were lovely, private and reminded us of...

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1Thank BabetteHealdsburg_CA
Billings, Montana
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very gracious host and hostess and very unique lodgings. Great place to unwind or to be active in hiking and rafting. Tons of birds including the Toucans. We experienced good food and good service - we recommend it!

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2Thank Montanakurt
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Rafiki Safari Lodge was the perfect fit for our family. It is in a remote setting (we were certainly greatful for the little Rafiki signs on the road in to show us that we were still on the right road) but once you get there you are in a perfect spot to unwind, get a way from it all and...

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2Thank B0adicea
San Ramon, Costa Rica
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Rio Sevegre was doing its thing on this July day; lots of water and good rapids for Randal and the other guides to show their stuff. Four of us drove up from Uvita to Rafiki Lodge for a rafting day-trip and we really got our money's worth. This is our second rafting trip via Rafiki; we enjoyed our rafting...

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2Thank linda_mcanally
Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband 50th birthday surprise trip with our two children couldn't of started off more perfect!!! I have to be honest I wasn't looking forward to bring outdoor tent camping, but after all it was my husbands trip! So, I booked it and to my surprise it was my most favorite part of our trip! The tents are set up...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed July 18, 2013

My husband, two sons and I stayed at Rafiki for the last two nights of a 10-day Costa Rica trip and it was the perfect ending to a fabulous trip. Rafiki gives you a taste of an African safari camp in the rain forest. The rooms are safari tents and are lovely, built on native wood platforms and appointed with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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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Also Known As:
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, 1 week ago | Read review
“Only saw our tents and they were both nice, quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles benavidespatricia, 2 weeks ago | 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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