Sierra Leone Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Programme
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If you would like to visit Tacugama, we run two guided tours a day by appointment, at

10:30am and 4:00pm, 7 days a week

The entrance fee is Le 40,000 & Le 15,000 for children. The fee for indigenous Sierra Leoneans is Le 10,000 for adults and Le 5,000 for children. Please call us first to make an appointment so we know you are coming.

The tours are timed to coincide with feeding to give you the maximum chance to see the chimps, so they start promptly. Allow about 40 minutes to get to us from the western side of Freetown.

To book a tour or lodge call us on: +232 (0)33 611211, +232 (0)76 611211, +232 (0)77 611211 or +232 (0)33 548572.

How to find us

The sanctuary is on the mountain road, keep going past IMATT and through Regent and Bathurst villages. About 1km after Bathurst the Sanctuary is then signposted from the main road. Follow this narrow road for about another 1km. The final few hundred metres are very steep and you can either park at the bottom and walk up or if you have a 4x4 engage 4 wheel drive and come up to the sanctuary car park.

If you don't have a vehicle it is possible to charter a taxi and then walk the final 20 minutes from the main road along the picturesque forest track to the sanctuary.

Stay longer

If you are looking to stay a short while out of the heat and noise of Freetown then the eco-lodges are the ideal place to stay.

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You can make a world of difference to the chimps of Tacugama by taking just a moment to make a contribution. We appreciate your generous support, and thank you for showing sympathy for these fascinating great apes.


Young Megan

Chimp Facts

The scientific name for the chimpanzee is : Pan (all) troglodytes (cave dwellers).

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Last Updated: January 20, 2007 at 16:20 EST