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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Amazing yoga retreat at the Sanctuary

I can highly recommend the yoga and meditation retreat the Sanctuary organizes. The program starts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leiden, The Netherlands
Fantastic work to protect the habitat of the chimpanzees.

Visited Tacugama whilst in Freetown working. The place is great, informative staff who obviously... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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...more
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

I can highly recommend the yoga and meditation retreat the Sanctuary organizes. The program starts Saturday morning and ends Sunday at noon. It is a wonderful program that combines a tour through the sanctuary, a hike to the waterfall and sessions of yoga and meditation....More

1  Thank Hiske1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Tacugama whilst in Freetown working. The place is great, informative staff who obviously care very much for the rescued chimps and the work to educate and raise awareness of the importance of the forests around Freetown. The place is an oasis of calm outside...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

If you want to go eat breakfast at home their breakfast is bad and come for the hiking I saw more birds near my house.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 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

1  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed May 14, 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

1  Thank Page W
Reviewed May 13, 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.

2  Thank Osman S
Reviewed April 30, 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

1  Thank marta1969_04
Reviewed April 15, 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

1  Thank Freetowner
Reviewed April 12, 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

1  Thank NoelM1355
Reviewed March 23, 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

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