Owned by the Boshoff Family since 1999, the Rafiki Safari Lodge is located about ten miles (16 km) from the Coastal Highway near Santo Domingo. It borders the Los Quetzales National Park, and the Rio Savegre river flows nearby. Hundreds of acres of pristine rainforest surround the lodge.
The lodge has 10 rooms available. Each room consists of a luxury safari tent with a hardwood base. These high-quality South African tents include bathrooms, ceiling fans and patios. Sitting in the middle of the rainforest, these hotel rooms have plenty of windows. It’ll feel like camping, but with all the amenities of modern living and none of the downsides of “roughing it”. They’re even powered by an ecologically friendly hydroelectric generator owned by the resort. The rooms don’t vary by too much, but the lodge does have a few that stand out from the rest:
The lodge prides itself on its South African-style cuisine, and there will be no shortage of good eats during a stay here. At the center of the resort, “The Rancho” features a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ingredients are locally sourced and combined with South African recipes, giving it an exotic taste unlikely to be found anywhere else. For those wishing to heartily indulge in brews and tropical-tasting drinks, “The Lekker Bar” whips up all manner of concoctions for guests. Typical eating arrangements include:
Nearby Things to Do
The expanse of the Rafiki Safari Lodge’s acreage, and its location in the middle of the lush Costa Rican rainforest, means that there’s quite a lot of activities. There are numerous paths that snake through the jungle, and the close proximity of the Savegre River offers some exciting opportunities as well. During a stay here, guests can partake in the following activities: