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Rafiki Safari Lodge

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(011) 8368-9944
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011 (506) 2 777-5327
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Cabin at Rafiki Safari Lodge
Cabin at Rafiki Safari Lodge

Rafiki is a wilderness luxury tent camp and conservation project focusing on adventurous sustainable tourism. The lodge is nestled on 842 acres of pristine jungle along the Savegre River, 30 km south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of activities such as whitewater rafting, horseback riding to waterfalls, hiking, and world-class birding. You don't need to be an avid birder or into eco tourism to enjoy our truly unique accommodations and natural beauty.

Rafiki is a family owned lodge. The Boshoff family started the project in 1999 in hopes of using tourism to build a wildlife refuge and Tapir re-introduction program. The first stage of the project, the lodge and cabins, was completed in December of 2002.

Currently the lodge sees travelers from all over the world.

Key Features

  • Luxury Tent Camp
  • Savegre River Valley
  • 30 km South of Quepos on Pacific Coast
  • Rancho Restaurant
  • Lekker Bar
  • South African Braai (Barbeque)
  • Honeymoon Suite with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Rainforest and River Activities:
  • Pool and Waterslide
  • Horseback Riding
Amazing tent-room at Rafiki Safari Lodge
Amazing tent-room at Rafiki Safari Lodge

Amenities

Airport Transfers
Airport Transfers
Bar
Bar
Breakfast Included
Breakfast Included
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fan
Fan
Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Internet Available
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi
Laundry Service
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Packages Available
Pool
Pool
Restaurant On Site
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet
Wi-Fi Internet

Virtual Tours

Welcome to Rafiki
A short video showing the entrance to Rafiki and the water slide.

Rooms

Lodge at Rafiki Safari Lodge
Lodge at Rafiki Safari Lodge

Accommodations and Amenities at Rafiki Safari Lodge

Our luxury Safari tents are set atop hardwood decks, each with rocking chairs, so you can sit back and admire the view in privacy. Imported from South africa, the tent's design lets you experience nature up close while keeping the insects at bay.

Each unit features its own modern, complete bathroom. Whether you are on your honeymoon, want to bring a group of friends and family, or business associates, Rafiki provides the perfect atmosphere. While our property is a nature retreat... it is hardly roughing it!

Our nine spacious luxury safari tents comfortably sleep up to four people. The large windows bring the sounds and the smells of the forest in, while the canvas walls keep the creepies and the elements out. Enjoy the magnificent views from your private porch! Our showers are fire heated to take the chill out of the spring water.

We also have a honeymoon suite for couples. Our honeymoon suite is set slightly further in the jungle. The honeymoon suite features a fire-heated outdoor jacuzzi, private sun deck, and tropical garden.

The Lekker Bar and Braai

Let the Boshoff family treat you to a South African braai (barbeque) or enjoy other fabulous cuisine prepared by our resident chef. Our food, hospitality, and accommodations are unparalleled. Rafiki's pristine location and our little touch of Africa will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.

Treat yourself to a delicious South African Braai (BBQ) cooked on our grill, accompanied by side dishes prepared by our professional and local chef. Enjoy a tasty beverage from the bar while being enchanted by the natural beauty that Rafiki has to offer!

Activities

Activities at Rafiki Safari Lodge

Explore the rainforest, enjoy amazing vistas, cross a huge suspension bridge, learn about Costa Rica culture, and try a delicious fire cooked meal...all in one day!
Rafiki has the unique opportunity to provide tours right from the front door. We are set right on the Savegre River and lowland tropical forest to provide you and your family with unforgettable adventure. Our guides are locally raised and internationally trained. Each guide speaks fluent English and Spanish and are well hearsed in natural history. We specialize in 3 activities at Rafiki, white water rafint, a waterfall hike and horseback riding.

Our Whitewater rafting trip is a 13 km class II-III float with lots of fun rapids. We are the only company to do hot lunch on the side of the river, and provide restrooms 1/2 way down the river. We also stop at a gorgeous waterfall along way. Rafiki customizes rafting trips through the use of season and family specific boats. You and your family will have your own boat, unless you choose a mini me adventure, which means you might have more than one boat!

The Aqua hike was created to share the jewel of Quebrada Arroyo with Rafiki guests. The stream ecosystem of Quebrada Arroyo is fed by underground springs and cascades into the Savegre Valley through a series of gorgeous waterfalls. The people of the small village of Quebrada Arroyo have realized the beauty of this place and converted their focus from agriculture to ecotourism. Their project is called Los Campesinos. As a cooperative, they have constructed an infrastucture to host guests amist one of the largest waterfalls of the stream and have created a trail system to fully enjoy their little paradise. The aqua hike allows Rafiki to intergrate into their project and explore some fantastic natural history that the area offers.

Our horseback trip take you deeper into the forest. On the back of one of our sturdy horses, you will let your feet rest and your eyes wander. Our naturalist will interpret the flora and fauna along the way... We also have a combination trip that combines horseback riding with a rafting trip.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Family Friendly Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Kayaking
Kayaking
Sportfishing
Sportfishing
Swiming
Swiming
White Water Kayaking
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Central Pacific Coast Map
Central Pacific Coast Map
Satellite Map of Rafiki Safari Lodge
Rafiki Safari Lodge is 17 km from the Coastal highway

Rates

Season   Date From Date To  
Green Season May 1st Dec 15th
High Season Dec 16th Apr 30th
 High SeasonGreen Season
Single Occupancy$189 $164 
Double Occupancy$327 $264 
Honeymoon Suite$420 $364 
Lake View Tent Option$20 per night $20 per night 
Extra Person$69 $69 
Children under 4 years oldFree Free 
*Prices Subject to Change Without Notice
*Rates Do Not Include Taxes and Service Charge
*Rates Include 3 Meals a Day

Customer Reviews for Rafiki Safari Lodge

Overall Rating
4.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 5
Based on 3 reviews

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Ronald
From: United States 6/13/2017
 
"Amazing place during my family vacation. Food was awesome. Mountain range and gardens breathtaking. The vistas and the rafting activity was incredible with a delicious tico lunch.
We will be back soon for sure."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
4
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Mauricio
From: Peru 6/12/2017
 
"Soy de Peru y visite su hermoso pais hace unos meses. Mi esposa y yo estabamos buscando una opcion ecologica y fuera de lo normal. Nos encontramos con este extraordinario Lodge en su pagina y sin dudarlo reservamos.
Nos encanto el concepto de tienda, la comida, la ubicacion del lodge con las montañas tan verdes y llenas de vida. El tour de rafting fue impresionante con los muchachos muy amables y profesionales.
La experiencia es unica y la recomiendo si estan en CR y estan en busca de aventura e innmersion con la naturaleza.
Gracias por todo, sin duda lo recomendaremos y regresaremos."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Amanda
From: United States 6/4/2015
 
"I was here last year with my husband and kids. We just loved the unique food that was served family style. We also did one of the best white water rafting tours ever. Rafiki is a family owned lodge with amazing service in a very unique location. The tent idea is very cool."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
4
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1