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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We spent 3 nights there in August and it was a wonderful true rainforest experience!! The very best part of the trip was the tour guides. We cannot say enough about how wonderful they were. They were so knowledgeable and supportive and fun, they made the trip for us. We were lucky enough to do the white water rafting tour,...

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Lokshire, Public Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi and thanks! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. I will let the guides know how much they influenced your trip! Pura vida...

Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our family stayed here for just one night after a week at the beach in Montezuma and just before flying home. We wanted to see some of the interior before leaving CR. We were also looking for something to keep us busy on our last day since our flight didn't leave until after midnight. I explained our itinerary by email...

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4Thank SKC76
Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place out of the way on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Stunning views. Accommodation amazing- set in the rain forest. A truly great experience for families. Recommend the white eater rafting!

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4Thank Busymum007
Virginia
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We went white water rafting with Rafiki though we were staying in Manuel Antonio. The trip was perfect from the start with our awesome guide Kenneth! He was wonderful with our 10 year old and made the trip so much fun with great stories, humor, and a true love of Costa Rica. The ride down the river is gorgeous, stunning...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We spent 3 nights at Rafiki lodge in Nov, 2015. We drove there by rental car. The road was not in very good shape because of a recent washout due to high rainfall. If you do drive make sure you have 4x4. I can't say enough positive things about the lodge. It is off the beaten path. but if that...

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2Thank Joe B
Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children ages 14, 13, and 9) stayed 3 nights in tent number 3. We all loved it. On the first day, our flights were delayed and we didn't arrive at the lodge until 7:30 pm. Janelle called us on the road around 5 to take our dinner requests and our mouths watered for...

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4Thank jskeelz
Summit, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty amazing spot run by a pretty amazing family. It's a remote outpost, very difficult to get to but you get to experience the rain forest full on. Plus you have the amenities of a great common room a decent restaurant and well constructed and appointed tents (though not quite luxury, they are comfortable and safe for...

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1Thank tally11111
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Amazing staff-very friendly and very attentive. The rafting was an absolute blast, made better by our guide Mono! The Aqua Hike was an experience not to miss. The guides (Mono and Steven) really made it better with their knowledge and humor. The food was fabulous. The staff and owners really were personable. The location is ideal for a jungle experience.

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2Thank Gary H
Lokshire, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Gary. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the feedback about the guides! Pure vida....

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must see place to go. You are placed in the middle og the "jungle" in super surroundings. Great tours are arranged to fit your needs. The food is local, simple and great. The owners approach you with a very relaxed and personal stile and are committed to the whole project of creating this preservation area. Rest of...

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Lokshire, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Christian, Thank you for your visit and for all of the kind words....

East Helena, Montana
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

After much searching through guidebooks and Internet reviews we selected this lodge for part of our stay in Costa Rica. It's a beautiful setting with a very accommodating staff. 0ther comments about stay -quick to respond to email inquiries, helpful with transportation and suggested activities in the area -the rafting trip was a highlight - our guide Kenneth was tops-...

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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas
Price Range: ₹ 16,918 - ₹ 21,613 (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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“all the tents were similar”
billyreiner2222, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Small resort, all tents are placed with a garden view”
AnnieB162, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only saw our tents and they were both nice, quiet and comfortable.”
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.”
joni42, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabins 1 and 2 have the best view”
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lauramay2015, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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