Rafiki Safari Lodge

Adventure-packed, Eco-friendly Jungle Lodge, a Perfect Glamping Getaway!


Rate per night from $264

Rafiki Safari Lodge is a family-owned and operated property set along the Savegre River, 20 miles (30 kms) south of Manuel Antonio. This lodge is a spectacular option for families or couples looking for a truly unique rainforest experience with a little touch of Africa. If you are hoping to disconnect among interesting and hospitable hosts, and have a glamping Costa Rica experience (glamorous camping!), Rafiki Safari Lodge is the perfect place to get in touch with your wild side!

The family-owned Lodge consists of 10 Safari Tents set on hardwood platforms, each with its own complete bathroom, ceiling fans and patio with rocking chairs. The safari tents, imported directly from South Africa, provide comfort and protection from the elements while allowing guests direct contact with nature. Rafiki Lodge doesn’t have TVs in their tents and cell phone service is spotty at best. With 842 acres of pristine jungle to explore, you likely won’t have time to miss your electronics.

The heart of the lodge, The Rancho, serves as the restaurant, bar, tour center and complementary Wi-Fi hot spot for guests. At the Rancho guests can arrange various onsite activities, take the waterslide down to the main pool, or just lounge in a hammock soaking in the incredible views. Rafiki’s restaurant whips up creative dishes mixing exotic local ingredients with delicious South-African grilling skills. The Lekker Bar offers local beers and tasty tropical beverages as well.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included each day at the Rafiki Lodge. Guests can sign up for signature tours during their stay including white water rafting, horseback riding, birding, and hiking (at an additional cost.) Massage services are also available upon request.


  • Rafiki Safari Lodge is known for having excellent service.
  • There are several paths ideal for hiking and birdwatching on the property.
  • The property has a swimming pool and jungle water slide.

*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast Included
  • On-Site Tours
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool



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