Glamping in Costa Rica | Looking to stay in the jungle? | Edventure Travel
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Glamping in the jungle of Quepos

When you visit the Pacific side of Costa Rica, you cannot leave without staying at Rafiki Safari Lodge. This is your opportunity to go Glamping in Costa Rica right In the heart of a unique rain forest. 

The lodge is located just a few miles from the busy beach town Manuel Antonio, but it’s a completely different world. The few people who live in this area live a quiet rural life, and you will be surrounded by jungle as far as the eye can see. 

This area offers a perfect mix of relaxation, nature observing, and a bit of action. Start your day with birdwatching followed by white water rafting, and end the day with a relaxing massage.

  • Glamping in Costa Rica
  • Horseback riding
  • White water rafting
  • Birdwatching
  • Massage
  • Green Circle Member hotel

Rafiki Safari Lodge

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Rafiki Safari Lodge

Rafiki Safari Lodge is a luxury place for Glamping in Costa Rica, located in the middle of the jungle, and Green Circle Member hotel. The owners offer many adventurous tours and run various nature conservation projects near the lodge.

During your jungle stay, you will get the chance to become part of nature during your stay. Because you’re sleeping in tents, the sounds of the jungle have never been so close to you. Fall asleep with the jungle noises around you and let the birds wake you up in the early morning. A unique and unforgettable experience!

The luxurious safari tent you will be sleeping in during your stay at Rafiki is originally from South Africa. The Boshof family moved to Costa Rica in the early nineties, but their South African roots still are visible in the Rafiki Safari Lodge. In the evening you can enjoy a traditional ‘braai’, a South African BBQ, in the open-air restaurant. A great experience and an unexpected mix of a unique jungle stay in Costa Rica with a South African touch!

 

Sustainability at Rafiki Safari Lodge

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Sustainability at Rafiki Safari Lodge

Because Rafiki Safarilodge offers a sustainable way to enjoy Costa Rica, we have selected them to be part of Green Cirle Experience.

One of the reasons to choose them is because of their tremendous efforts to preserve the surrounding area. Rafiki Safari Lodge is located on 840 acres of lowland tropical forest, which is part of a biological corridor.

This area is located between some of the most important national parks on the pacific side of Costa Rica and therefore important for the habitat and survival of species. Learn more about the biological corridor “Paso de la Danta“.

Explore the area

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Explore the area

From the lodge, there are plenty of activities to do. For example, you can go rafting on the Savegre river. This river is one of the cleanest in Central America and offers class II-III rapids. During your trip, you also visit a waterfall and have incredible views of the tropical forest.

Local people from the Savegre area still use horses as the main form of transportation. Therefore, this is a great place to go horseback riding with a local guide and explore the area.

You can also go hiking in the forests around the lodge. And if you wish, a professional guide can take you on a birdwatching tour and explain all the ins and outs of the jungle during your walk.

What to see around Rafiki Safari Lodge

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Familie van Wambeke

The highlight. Alone the road to it you will never forget 🙂 What a domain! Nice owner, good food, well-kept tents. Bats at night in the tent… what an adventure to get there. The only thing that was unfortunate was that we had booked the rafting earlier on the Pacuare, by the way, was super! But there was more to do in Rafiki. Rafting or riding, we finally chose for rafting again, which was very funny, a super nice guide who made it different from our previous rafting.

Then we also went half a day to Manuel Antonio, we still have seen a lot of animals and was not that busy, so nice, especially that you can also swim.

Tip of Renee:

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Tip of Renee:

Once you have arrived at Rafiki Safari Lodge, you can not only enjoy the tranquillity and the overwhelming nature around you, but you can also go on an adventure! The lodge offers fantastic tours by kayak and raft. You will be accompanied by an excellent guide and also for a tasty bite and drink. Speaking of snack and drink, the owners of the lodge regularly organize a ‘braai’ for their guests, since they originate from South Africa.

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