Welcome to Rafiki Safari Lodge

We invite you to join us in the heart of the Costa Rica jungle.

Rafiki Safari Lodge is nestled on an 843 acre private reserve on the pristine Savegre River. This unique rain forest ecosystem is only 30 kilometers from Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast. Our "Glamping" experience is a perfect addition to your Costa Rica vacation. In the seclusion of the jungle, the opportunities to enjoy your time with us are endless. Enjoy a float down the Savegre River, horseback rides, nature hikes, world-class birding or relax and utilize the amenities of the lodge itself. Speed down our water slide,  soak in our solar powered hot tub, or unwind with a massage. Join us for an unforgettable experience.


Our luxury safari tents, which comfortably sleep families of 4, offer a camping experience in a wilderness environment with all of the creature comforts of home so you won't have to "rough it”!

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Raft, hike or ride horses through the rainforest. All of our adventures are led by professional bilingual guides. We focus on fun, safety and education while showing you treasures the Savegre Valley offers.

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The lodge hosts the Lekker Bar and Grill. Our home cooked meals are included with your stay. The South African “braai’ (BBQ) and international cuisine will keep your taste buds happy while the well equipped Lekker bar will keep your spirits up!

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Safarito Package

Safarito Package

Perfect for those who may be pressed for time. While you are here you won't be rushed, except down the river! Enjoy 2 nights lodging, 3 meals/day and one activity.

Rafiki Safari Package


See what Rafiki is all about with plenty of time to relax, go for hikes and enjoy the swimming pool! Includes 3 nights lodging, with three meals per day and 2 activities each.

Super Lekker Package


Our most comprehensive package for a wonderful one week getaway: 4 nights lodging at Rafiki Safari Lodge, 2 Nights at Rafiki Beach Camp, and 5 activities each.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to conserve the local flora and fauna using sustainable adventure tourism. Through our 16 year history, we have gained the skills and knowledge to provide our guests with an unparalleled wilderness experience. Whether you are with your family, on your honeymoon, or with friends just looking for something new, Rafiki has an adventure catered just for you.


Trip Advisor Hall of Fame

Rafiki Safari on the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
Six-Time Winner of the Certificate of Excellence has granted Rafiki Safari Lodge into the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

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Members of

Costa Rica Hotel Association Member

Rafiki Safari Lodge is a member of the Adventure Hotels of Costa Rica.