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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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Grenada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This place exceeded our expectations. The location is beautiful, and the accommodation is novel and quite good. If we could have stayed here longer, we would have! The owners Carlo & Janel were friendly and made you fell at home, and the staff was very good, and this just added to the whole experience. Meals were excellent and the tours... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our stay at Rafiki Lodge was the best holiday experience our family has ever enjoyed. Everything about our stay was fabulous - but it was mostly about the people, who delivered an extraordinary service experience. The drive to Rafiki is part of the fun. We flew into Quepos (an adventure) and rented a car (another adventure). From there, we drove... More 

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Taunton, Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

What an impressive place to be!!! My husband and I visited 'Rafiki Safari Lodge' for a couple of nights whilst on our honeymoon in Costa Rica last month. We hadn't actually booked our stay before departing the UK, but instead emailed Rafiki a couple of days before we wished to arrive to investigate whether we could make a last minute... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Rafiki is a unique lodging experience. The service, food and views make this a 5 star experience. The luxury tent/cabins were perfect for our family of 4 and made us feel like we were part of the Jungle. I can imagine some people not liking the hour drive on the bumpy road and the whole tent/jungle experience - so be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay at the lodge but took the white water rafting tour that starts up at the lodge. It was an all day event....we were picked up at our villa, taken for about a 90 minute drive up to the lodge. The drive was long but our guide was excellent throughout describing the sights as there were many interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We didn't stay at this lodge, we were driven in from Manuel Antonio for the white water rafting. Upon arriving you get breakfast and a tour of the grounds - really gorgeous. The kids really loved the water slide - super fast and scary! The rafting here really is a lot of fun. Besides being an overall great family adventure,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We were there for three days - two adults and one 11 year-old. We rafted during our stay. It was a great experience. Our tent was not fancy but we did not expect it to be. It had tile floors in the bathroom that was cleaned every day! The dinners were amazing - especially given the remote location. The staff... More 

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2 Thank A_B_Wilde
Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Folks, I realize my second review will skew the statistics by a hair, but I really feel the need to respond to a recent post implying the activities at Rafiki aren't both well explained and safe. In February I took my 11 year old daughter and 10 year old autistic son to Rafiki for a week and we had the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our family of four (13 yr. old daughter, 16 yr. old son) had an unbelievable time here at Rafiki Safari Lodge. We had been told, as atravelingone complained, that the road is bumpy. Welcome to Costa Rica! We had a very careful and wonderful driver, (Rafiki Lodge employee Edwin) who not only navigated the bumps perfectly, but was able in... More 

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4 Thank jesspars
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

After leaving the highway, the near hour long drive bouncing between our seats and the roof on a poorly maintained road barely adequate to support our vehicle, which left our driver cursing, we arrived at Rafiki. It is a beautiful location near the river, but not on banks as stated; the river is not visible from lodge or tents. Beautiful... More 

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RafikiJJ, General Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our lodge. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the sights and sounds of the real Costa Rican rain forest. We are located in the heart of the forest and though the drive is bumpy you are guaranteed to be off the beaten path during your visit with us. I am disappointed to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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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Rafiki Safari Hotel Province Of Puntarenas
Rafiki Safari Lodge Costa Rica/Province Of Puntarenas
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