Santos making masks which we sell in our shop onsite

Ansu with his handmade Batik goods which you can buy in our shop
KING BRUNO - the story of Tacugama's founding chimp

In 2006 Bruno, an alpha male chimpanzee, escaped from the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone and vanished into the jungle. Orphaned by hunters, he had spent his life among humans and survived the ravages of Sierra Leone’s civil war before his disappearance. Today he is a local legend. 

Author Paul Glynn has turned Bruno’s astonishing story into a children’s book with over forty illustrations. A portion of the proceeds from King Bruno will go towards supporting the sanctuary.  

Please visit if you wish to purchase the book.


Do you know anyone who lives in Sierra Leone or is coming to Sierra Leone for a holiday? Why not treat them to a Gift Certificate for an amount of your choice. Our Gift Certificates can be redeemed towards our eco-lodgesshop on site, Birds & Breakfast tour, yoga weekend or towards the entrance of the tour.