Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Freetown

Only a 40-minute drive from Freetown, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary provides a home for about 75 orphaned or captured chimpanzees. Two guided tours are offered every day, but if you wish for a more immersive experience, simply stay at the onsite eco-huts for a few days. Plan to visit Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary during your Freetown vacation using our convenient Freetown travel itinerary planner.
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  • We had a great trip to Tacugama Chimp Sanctuary on 1 to 2 Feb 2020 We were given a tour by Noah who explained all about the chimps in they different locations at different stages of integration...  more »
  • We loved our stay at Tacugama in the Mama Lucy Lodge. The accommodation was clean, well thought out and set amongst the trees in the jungle. I really felt like we were sleeping in the middle of the...  more »
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  • Beautiful experience. It was my first contact with chimpanzees and I was utterly impressed by their resemblace to humans.. The sanctuary seems provides a very good and spacious place for the chimps, which seem to have a lot of fun living there. I also slept in the sanctuary's lodge and I loved it. Woke up with the chimps screaming, which was quite fun! Highly recommend!
  • I was overwhelmed at my visit to this place. If you are in Sierra Leone and you want to come close to nature, this is the place. You can learn about the chimpanzees, have a meal and even lodge right inside the forest. There are lodges named after the chimps. It was beautiful watching the alpha male display authority and control, the mother carrying their baby under them, the teenage ones playing and throwing stones at you.
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