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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are on a honeymoon, the honeymoon suite is fabulous, very private, with its own outdoor jacuzzi!! Yet steps away from the main lodge and other guests. We have stayed in both the honeymoon suite and the regular tent-cabins, all most luxurious and yet with a feeling of simplicity that you have when camping in the wilderness.Food is also...

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1Thank Kathleen V
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Where to begin. When you arrive you are in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds you. No noise of the city and Rafiki has everything you could want. Rafting, hiking and 5 star tent camping like I've never experienced before. The guides and the staff are all here to serve and inform you of all the plant and wildlife...

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1Thank Beth E
Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We spent a couple of days at Rafiki during September and had a fantastic time. 4 Adults and 2 young children. It was perfect for the kids, plenty of space for them to run around and totally safe at all times. Every aspect was faultless, the safari tents, the staff, the food - all first class. The main bar/restaurant has...

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2Thank JackpotSportFishing
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a review of the Rafiki Safari Lodge's white-water rafting tour, not the lodge itself. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime! YOU WILL GET WET!!!! YOU WILL HAVE TO PADDLE!!!! But, this is one of the most wonderful, exciting, thrilling, and fun tours in the world! YOU DO NOT NEED A CAMERA!!! Unless it is completely water-proof,...

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2Thank jawsco
Lokshire, Owner at Rafiki Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for all of kind words. I will personally relay your comments to Kenneth, Juan Carlos and the rest of the Rafiki team... We have an Employee party coming up in a couple of weeks, I am going to translate and read this to the boys! Again, thank you, it means a lot to us!

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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1Thank bjr702016
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 28 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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3Thank SKC76
Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 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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Virginia
Reviewed 14 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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2Thank luv2trvl72
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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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: £206 - £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
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“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
“Cabin 1 is the most sought after because it overlooks the beautiful lake.”
 of 5 bubbles garyhV5835RG, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Campers may like the tents, ask for privacy if you want it”
 of 5 bubbles mbozrn, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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