Rafiki is a luxury wilderness tent camp and conservation project focused 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.
The Lodge is nestled on a natural plateau with ten luxury tents situated near by, each with its own spectacular view of the pristine mountains. The Lodge serves as the restaurant, bar and tour center. From here you will start all of your safaris, while being able to enjoy the pool and water slide and experience some amazing birding.
Luxury Safari Tents
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. 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! Each unit features its own modern, complete bathroom, with showers that are fire heated to take the chill out of the spring water. Each unit comfortably sleeps up to four people. No matter your purpose for a trip to Costa Rica, Rafiki provides the perfect atmosphere. While the property is a nature retreat... it is hardly roughing it!
Dining at Rafiki Safari Lodge
The food and hospitality of Rafiki Safari Lodge are unparalleled. Rafiki's pristine location and the "little touch of Africa" will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. Treat yourself to a delicious South African Braai (BBQ)cooked on the grill, accompanied by side dishes prepared by the professio-local chef. Enjoy a tasty beverage from the bar while being enchanted by the natural beauty that Rafiki has to offer!
Activities from the Lodge
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 your truly unique accommodations and natural beauty. For a full list of activities from the lodge, please explore the link above.
Rafiki Tapir Project
Rafiki Safari Lodge is part of a sustainable project focused to re-introduce the Baird's Tapir back into the wilderness of the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. The project includes the lodge and tent camp, a 2-3 acre “intensive” acclimatization enclosure, (where newly introduced tapirs will be monitored when they arrive from captivity), a 60 acre “extensive” breeding and acclimatisation enclosure teamed with a 750 acre wildlife refuge. Rafiki is connected to vast wilderness areas including La Reserva Los Santos, Chirripo National Park, and La Amistad National Park through a corridor known as "Las Altas de la Pantera". It is the strategic location of Rafiki along protected tapir migration routes that creates this opportunity to help save these remarkable, docile creatures.