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Rafiki Safari Lodge

  • Rafiki Safari Lodge
  • Rafiki Safari Lodge
  • Rafiki Safari Lodge
  • Rafiki Safari Lodge
  • Rafiki Safari Lodge
  • Rafiki Safari Lodge
  • Rafiki Safari Lodge
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Rafiki tented camp is glamping inspired by South African upmarket tented camps, featuring furnished fixed tents which offer a true sense of proximity to the natural world.

Rafiki Safari Lodge is a South-African-influenced, top-of-the-range tented camp and conservation project on the banks of River Savegre, south of Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica's jungle-fringed Pacific coast and epitomising the current trend for "glamping".

The large fixed tents, accommodating couples, friends or families are really comfortable, with electricity, proper beds and linen and spacious plumbed-in private bathrooms. Each has views of the surrounding mountains from a private, covered terrace. This along with the large windows and natural soundtrack of bird and monkey calls, insect chirruping and gushing water ensures a sense of proximity to the natural world. The bar and restaurant offer breakfast and a traditional South African barbecue.

The surrounding rugged scenery is lush and beautiful, with rivers, waterfalls and forests to explore. Enjoy the lodge's facilities or take optional activities and excursions, such as river rafting, horse riding and hiking.

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What our clients say

  • Amazing place is an amazing location.

    CR, Ipswich
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Our Expert's Opinion

This really is luxurious camping with a proper bed and bathroom inside your tent. It’s a great way to connect with nature, up in the forest with mountains in the background. The camp is an excellent place for families with excursions to suit everyone and a delicious South African barbecue to come back to at the end of the day’s activities.

Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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