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Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I thought this was a very cool, authentic place. Accommodations are platform tents with very large modern bathroom/ shower attached. Want to have an authentic experience? Stay here. Loki, the owner, is a naturalist with tons of information to offer. He sustains a small community by hiring locals, so the lodge is really changing lives. Nice white water rafting available....

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dominical
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Loved the lodging. Loved the rafting. And the slide. Whoah! Great adventure stay for my family. My wife and three boys ages 7, 9 and 11 all thought this pace was really cool. A different slice of Costa Rica that you should check out. Thanks Loki and crew for showing my family a great time.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 December 2014

While on vacation in Costa Rica a friend of mine arranged for me to go White Water Rafting at the Rafiki Safari Lodge. I've rafted many locations in the United States and I have to say that this was the best rafting trip that I've ever taken. They have smaller 4 person rafts that are great for the size of...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We traveled with three children ages 8, 10, and 11. We could not have dreamed of a better experience for three "technology-addicted kids". There is no technology at Rafiki.What? You mean the kids are going to actually interactive all day long with the old folks? That in itself was worth the cost of tuition. :-) The family that runs is...

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Madison
Reviewed 12 November 2014

It was a long, twisty bus ride to reach Rafiki, but our tour group found this lodge amazing. The South African family who homesteaded this spot started with a small dairy farm. Carlo, the son who runs Rafiki, gave a fascinating description of the difficult early years. When fishermen began arriving to fish the nearby Savegre River, they began providing...

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2Thank westmelrose
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I cannot recommend this place enough! We booked the honeymoon suite for kicks, though we are not honeymooning and fell in love with the family that manages the property. We did white water rafting with Kenny which was mind blowing with a waterfall swim. Kenny was also our bartender the night we arrived, serving up amazing rum cocktails. The temperature...

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We went to the Rafiki Safari Lodge for a White River Rafting activity. We saw the facilities and it's great. Yes, it's really far from the main road, about 30 minutes drive on a rocky road, but it's worth the drive. The Rafting was my highlight of my vacations in Costa Rica. The guides were good, funny, and also made...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2014

We had a wonderful stay here. Though it was short (only one day) we managed to get a real "jungle experience" which was just perfect for our 10 year old. From spying the caiman in the lake underneath our "tent" to horse-riding up the hill (with the wonderful Randal), to white water rafting (with the wonderful Kenny) to eating the...

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We took the safarito package to Rafiki Safari Lodge. It was THE BEST!!! The view from the lodge is amazing, the guides were great and we not only had fun doing white water rafting but also learned about the animals and plants. The food and hospitality were the best we experienced. It was the highlight of our trip to Costa...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We had a lot of fun adventures in Costa Rica, but the rafting tour on the Savegre River was my favorite because we also experienced the warm hospitality of Rafiki Safari Lodge. The owners "get it" that the road is an adventure by itself. Along the way there are signs like "You are not lost" and "almost there." Plan on...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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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: €244 - €311 (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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“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”
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 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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