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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Amazing place

Beautiful place with very kind staff. Definitely worth a visit! Make sure to use a 4x4 for the last... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willem V
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Amazing wildlife conservation work and chimp rehabilitation

Tacugama is a wonderful place in the mountains, just a small car drive out of Freetown. Not only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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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 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place with very kind staff. Definitely worth a visit! Make sure to use a 4x4 for the last part of the road.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Willem V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tacugama is a wonderful place in the mountains, just a small car drive out of Freetown. Not only chimps are rehabilitated here, in enclosures where they can roam free through the jungle. They also spend a lot of time and energy in the communities in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charvdgaag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a hint of history, info and Chimpanzis is this an amazing place to visit when u in freetown! Just amazing! We came to late but they still manage to give us a tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LinnogGutta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends and enjoyed a tour of about 90 minutes. Guide was very knowledgeable. Cages and barriers made it feel a little like a zoo, yet we were grateful for the barriers when a large chimp hurled big rock at the visitors.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jonh462
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place, fantastic vibe, and a terrifying last 100m climb in car, make sure you have a 4wd, you wont find much steeper anywhere!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wildpix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained sanctuary. People are very friendly and love the chimpanzees. You can tell they have a lot of passion

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank W1626PSmartinh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mariska, Thank you & your team for a memorable visit. From the first contact by email, the fast responses and ease of flexibility was great. The staff was friendly & our tour guide was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katbomo
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Without any state or international support it is amazing what the People in the Sanctuary are doing. Working Hard in order go save an endangered monkey very close to us human beings. Now they take care of some 85 Chimps. You can see them at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PEZET2014
Reviewed December 8, 2018

I really respect what this sanctuary is providing, and it was great to learn about preservation efforts, education efforts, and rehabilitation efforts. I also enjoyed seeing so many chimpanzees up close, but because all of the chimpanzees are behind wire fencing, for reasons which I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joel P
Reviewed December 5, 2018

A large group of us went here in the afternoon for the afternoon tour, and it was amazing. Most of those in our group were very well travelled, but few had seen chimps outside of a zoo. Now, this is not like seeing chimps in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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