Make your reservation here!

Call us: ++506 2777 2250

We are happy to assist with activity questions and reservations.

Rafiki offers excellent white water rafting tours on the Savegre River. We have a variety of ways to get to the river, from the standard truck ride, to a 3 hour nature hike, and even a horse back ride. Our ideal location allows us enjoy all the adventure the river provides. Rafiki offers several trips, each catered for different ability levels.

We will try our best to meet your adventure needs, whether you are looking for the views or adrenaline. We serve hot grilled meals and have full bathrooms along the river to keep you comfortable on your trip.

When the rains stop, we keep on rafting! The Mini Me is a raft that seats 2 or 3 people plus a guide, and makes for an incredible ride! Our guides have tons of experience in these little dream boats, making a mini me trip more like a 3 person kayak rather than a conventional raft.

We are now offering Mini Me tours when the rains are coming down. Test your skills against the mighty Savegre and see if you have what it takes to become a member of the "Savegre Swim Team"
If you were hoping to see some swim team action, all the carnage has been moved to avoid scarying people, the movies show some of the highlights this year. For those of you who would rather not swim, this may be a bit much for you to handle, please opt to take a big boat, they don't flip, and are fun for the whole family. Mini Me's can also handle the river without capsizing. Usually guests that flip are those who taunt the river!

horseback riding in the forest near Manuel Antonio

Let your feet rest and your eyes wander as you make your way through the mountainous terrain on one of our sturdy horses. Horses are still used by the local people of the Savegre. Rafiki tries to maximize the cultural experience by traveling to places where horses are still the major form of transportation. Sometimes we cross rivers, go to mountain tops with ocean views, carry the rafts, or even go eat ice cream in the village. Our horses are mellow enough for the whole family.

horseback riding in the forest of Rafiki Safari Lodge in Costa Rica. A destination resort with fantatic tripadvisor reviews


Rafiki sits on over 800 acres of lowland tropical forest. Wer have experienced naturalists that will take you to places where few people have ventured before. You can explore waterfalls, huge trees, and see all kinds of tropical critters along the way! We will arrange a special trip for you and your family...

dendrobates Auratus

With over 300 species of identified birds so far, Rafiki is a world-class location for birding. Common sightings include Toucans, Mot-Mots, and Trogons. We offer morning guided tours to help you sharpen your skills and learn more about the habitats and behaviors of the feathered friends of the Savegre Valley.

Our Ultimate Safari gives you the chance to see Rafiki's wilderness on horseback and get and then lets you experience the Savegre River all in one day. The horseback section is not too difficult, and the rafting is fun for everyone. This is a great choice for those pressed for time!

Take the plunge on one of five fastest waterslides in the world! The waterslide starts from the lodge and speeds down to the pool 100ft below. The water for the waterslide is supplied by a natural stream that not only fills the pool with fresh spring water, but also feeds the hydroelectric system used at Rafiki. We do not add chemicals to the pool water, so the runoff is ecologically safe to return to the river.


Yerlin Tapia

Through diligence and motivation, Yerlin embarked on the mission to become a Massage Therapist. She was born and raised in the village of Santo Domingo. Upon graduation of high school, she approached Rafiki with her idea of massage. Delighted by her spirit, Rafiki sponsored her education in exchange for a little help cleaning rooms during the high season. Today Yerlin has been with us for 3 years doing massages. Our guests love her hands and we love her attitude! She is available for both relaxing and therapuedic massages and organic facials. Try Yerlin's favorite "chocolate massage"!

Costa Rica: 506- 2777-2250



All Photography By Lautjie Boshoff
© Rafiki Safari Lodge 2014
Contact Webmaster for information regarding this site.