Rafiki Safari Lodge

We invite you to glamp in the heart of the Costa Rica jungle!

Rafiki Safari Lodge is nestled on an 618 acre private reserve on the pristine Savegre River. This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve 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 holiday with us are endless. Enjoy whitewater rafting, horseback rides, nature hikes to waterfalls, world-class birding. You may also choose to 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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With the river in our front yard and a tropical forest in the the back, Rafiki is the perfect platform for Adventure.

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The lodge hosts the Lekker Bar and Grill. 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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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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Our Mission

Our mission is to conserve the local flora and fauna using sustainable adventure tourism. Through our 20 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.

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Spring cleaning… big rains changed the course of the Savegre River a bit. The whitewater rafting is superb and the lake is looking great!
Come visit! #rafikisafarilodge

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Rafiki Safari Lodge

Rafiki Safari Lodge
Upper Savegre in full glory.
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Costa Rica Hotel Association Member

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