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Humble, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Rafiki Safari Lodge for four nights and absolutely loved it. The surroundings are beautiful, be sure to spend time by the bar area since the view is incredible. The owners Janell and Carlo and staff are very welcoming and really understand the art of making their customers feel special. The tents are comfortable and roomy. The...

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Gunnison, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small resort with all private tents. Worth the drive to get there. Everything about our stay was great. Food was fresh and well prepared! Great tropical drinks. The staff is beyond helpful! Our horseback ride in the jungle exceeded our expectations. Gentle horses, knowledgable guide, beautiful trail. We were sad we only had 2 nights to stay there!

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ours was a family with very excited children who were keen to experience rainforest and adventure. Well, the whole Rafiki Safari experience proved to be exactly what we were hoping for. The lodge and grounds nicely located with owners welcoming and very anxious to make our stay exactly what we were hoping form. Our first day was water rafting on...

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4Thank benavidespatricia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rafiki Safari Lodge for two nights in January with a Road Scholar group tour. What wonderful surroundings! From the moment we stepped onto the deck and looked out over the grounds, we saw a profusion of beautiful red ginger and lots of colorful birds. Be sure to sit for awhile and enjoy the beautiful, locally-made rocking...

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4Thank Pam I
Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We booked this rafting experience through Dive Costa Rica in Dominical. What a wonderful surprise when we arrived there and found this oasis in the jungle. The owner greeted us upon arrival and immediately made us feel welcome. She offered to help me figure out a problem I was having by calling around for me. The pace was peaceful and...

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Concord, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 January 2017

For the "kid" in you they have the fastest water slide I have ever been on! This is diverted mountain stream water, so cool! Awesome food and service! Personal attention and yet time to swing alone in a hammock. The Mountain hike adventure is a workout but with spectacular views and plenty of rain forest wildlife. The white water rafting...

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2Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

À great lodge and a hidden garden to go at least 2 nights Everything is nice: people, food and place! A great mix between South African and Costa Rican food We did the rafting activity it was fun and beautiful. And we've seen Tucans and even a caiman in the lake! What we preferred was the huge exotic garden and...

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2Thank Valerieeymard
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Rafiki Safari Lodge for three days/two nights in November 2015 as part of a week-long trip celebrate his 40th. It was better than we could have imagined. The "tents" are straight up luxurious with plenty of hot water for the shower and the owners are very friendly. We spent every evening having delicious...

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1Thank Leah B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Where to start. This place is fantastic, glamping at its' finest. We travelled with our 2 teenagers in December and this was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. We got 2 tents for more space but you could fit a family of 4 into 1 tent. The tents were very comfortable with huge washrooms, the food was fantastic...

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4Thank lauramay2015
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had a blast rafting and visiting a beautiful waterfall and rafiki totally took care of us. Lunch was delicious and their grounds are lovely with a really fun water slide to boot. The river had very good but not scary Rapids and the water was a perfect refreshing temperature.

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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas
Price Range: ₹ 17,630 - ₹ 22,523 (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, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only saw our tents and they were both nice, quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles benavidespatricia, 11 Feb 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, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabins 1 and 2 have the best view”
  • View from Tent #1
  • Tents 1 & 2
 of 5 bubbles lauramay2015, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All are great but honeymoon suite is the most secluded and has its own jacuzzi!”
 of 5 bubbles 982kathleenv, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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