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Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Without any state or international support it is amazing what the People in the Sanctuary are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stockholm, Sweden
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Good Project, But Zoo Like Feel

I really respect what this sanctuary is providing, and it was great to learn about preservation... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
United States
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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 3 weeks ago 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 8 December 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 WonderfulWorldItIs
Reviewed 5 December 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
Thank 2006TravelBug
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

It was really magical to go on the tour here. The guides were very informative and the whole experience was wonderful. They are doing amazing work and it felt great to support that. You get close up look at the chimps and it was enjoyable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 339megg
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We enjoyed our stay. We liked the house, it was very clean so we felt very comfortable. The only thing we were dissatisfied with was the amount of food for the price we paid. We preordered a dinner, but it was not enough for so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Case013
Reviewed 23 November 2018

I stayed here for a yoga retreat and would highly recommend it for this as well as for a generally great place to relax and recharge. Once you get to Tacugama you would not know you were so close to the city it feels like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alice C
Reviewed 23 November 2018

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary is large, but only partially accessible to guests, with tours organised once in the morning (10am), and once in the afternoon (4pm). Facilities are available to stay overnight, which we did. Super relaxing and tranquil, though I expect one night is probably...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank james-dominic-smith
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The chimpanzee sanctuary is a wonderful project created to provide a safe and nurturing home for chimpanzees rescued from captivity - often from very cruel circumstances. The sanctuary is set high up in the tropic forest on the outskirts of Freetown - about 30-40 mins...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FionaDuby
Reviewed 18 November 2018

My son and I came to visit the sanctuary on a day with on and off rain. We waited and when the rain subsided we were told the guides would take us on the tour. Well-staffed, two tour guides stayed with us throughout our visit,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dakota57
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

They care about the chimps. it is nice to see and the guides tell quite a lot about the procedure of feeding and letting them free to go. there is some information about animal life in Sierra Leone. A real adventure will be to spent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank elliszeeuw
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