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Rafiki Safari Lodge

16 Km from Pacific Coastal highway, Rio Savegre, Costa Rica
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  • Los Campesinos Reserve
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  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 31 July 2013
Rafiki Safari Lodge - highlight of our trip
We traveled for a week in Costa Rica with a small group and... more
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Healdsburg, CA
Reviewed 31 July 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 30 July 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 26 July 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 23 July 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 20 July 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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1Thank Tvillasenor07
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 July 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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2Thank Jocelyn I
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 17 July 2013

The trip to Costa Rica was to celebrate my birthday with my girlfriend. I had no clue what to expect of Rafiki before arrival. I hadn't researched it much and just went by the travel agent's recommendation on my desire for a "treehouse" type setting. The moment we arrived at Rafiki, we were amazed. Actually, even before we arrived we...

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2Thank Christopher M
Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We did not stay with Rafiki, but I was intrigued with this resort and chose to do a one-day excursion with them from our hotel in MA, so the majority of my review is focused on the river excursion. However, I did thoroughly tour the property during our visit and guests should expect a beautiful but more rustic experience if...

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1Thank rockmama12052
Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We didn't stay at the lodge but were picked up from our rental property and driven to Rafiki with a great driver and the guide/trip photographer/joker - Mono. What a fantastic day, just the right number of people, 3 rafts, 3 guides and Mono. We loved the lodge and would have happily hung there for a few days. We headed...

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2Thank Margaret R
Key West, Florida, United States
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We were very excited to arrive at rafkiki, after a 4 hr drive driving up and thru mud and rivers we were not greeted as we thought we should have, we all carried our luggage up the stairs and met one of the owners who was nice but not so gracious? We were told we were the only guests there...

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

We try very hard at Rafiki to let our guests know what to expect prior to arriving at our lodge. We are an ecologically sound, remote, luxury tent camp surrounded by primary and secondy rain forest and are proud to say that 95% of our employees are local Costa Ricans. The day your family arrived it had rained nearly 10",...

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Amenities

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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: ₹ 17,949 - ₹ 22,930 (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
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“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
“Safari tents sleeps 4-5 ppl. with fans and fully working bathrooms & electricity. GLAMPING at its finest.”
 of 5 bubbles 258bethe, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had some hot water issues, but other than that I think the rooms are all pretty similar.”
 of 5 bubbles bjr702016, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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