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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Regent Village | turn right just past Bathurst, where the sign says 'Congo Dam/Chimpanzee Park', Freetown, Sierra Leone
+232 76 611211
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Enjoyed our visit to Tacugama so much that we returned for another night towards the end of our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie T
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FANTASTIC

Dedicated staff explain to you how they have saved hundreds of chimps that were being used as pets... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Page W
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Charleston, South Carolina
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40 minutes outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Tacugama is set high in the hills of the Western Area Forest Reserve. The 100-acre sanctuary is 10 minutes past the historic mountain village of Regent. To come and see the chimpanzees at Tacugama, please reserve a place on one of our guided tours. There are two daily tours available: at 10:30am and 4:00pm, every day of the year. All tours are by appointment only and group sizes are limited. Please contact us in advance to confirm your reservation and arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. Tour prices: Expat adult $15 or Le 65.000 Expat child $ 5 or Le 25.000 SL adult Le 20.000 SL child Le 5.000
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Regent Village | turn right just past Bathurst, where the sign says 'Congo Dam/Chimpanzee Park', Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to Tacugama so much that we returned for another night towards the end of our holiday. The Chimpanzee Sanctuary did not disappoint - a peaceful oasis away from hustle and bustle of Freetown and only a relatively short taxi ride away. Hidden...More

Thank Debbie T
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Dedicated staff explain to you how they have saved hundreds of chimps that were being used as pets and living in terrible conditions. They explain why chimps are so crucial to our planet and what can be done to prevent this abuse

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Tacugama is a one of a kind place. Their work needs immense support. They have beautiful morning walks, delicious food, amazing overnight stays, yoga retreats, hikes, birdwatching, and general space to relax in a hammock.

1  Thank Osman S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Forty minutes from Freetown you will find this sanctuary deep in the forest! Cost for adults is Le110 000 which is ZAR 176.00. Guided tour is 90 minutes and is very informative! This is a sanctuary that rescues chimpanzees from humans homes and rehabilitate them...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I visited Tacugama twice in the last two weeks as well as having visited twice before. Last week, I attended the curry night which was amazing and this week I stayed over for a yoga retreat with the instructor Michael Solis and had a lovely...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Curry night at Tacugama was wonderful, delicious Asian food with plenty of choice and super for vegans and meat eaters alike. Great welcoming atmosphere, hospitality was easy going and it is good value while also supporting the Chimpanzee sanctuary. Recommend it. Definitely well worth a...More

Thank Noel M
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

It's sad that these places have to exist but Tacaguma is a wonderful sanctuary with well informed and caring staff. It will be fantastic when the government sorts the law to stop chimps being kept as pets etc... Well worth a visit and make sure...More

Thank Simon T
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Tacugama was on our 'not to miss' lists, It's about 30 to 40 mins oiut of Freetown and a 4x4 is needed to get to the sanctuary as a taxi will not have the ability to get to the top. The alternative is to get...More

1  Thank John G
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Visiting the chimpanzee sanctuary was one of my favourite days in freetown. After you pay your entry a tour guide shows you around the sanctuary with a group of tourists. There is only 2 visits a day you can either go at 10am or 4.30pm...More

Thank Scarlett S
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We (two adults and one child at 10 years) had booked the Christo Lodge for two nights. The house was fine and the balcony very nice (we enjoyed our coffee there). We went twice on the introduction tour where the guides introduce the sanctuary and...More

Thank Kristin_M_L
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