Hammock in Augusta

Julie Lodge

Augusta Lodge

Christo Lodge

Christo Lodge

Only a 40 minute drive from Freetown and set in spectacular rainforest habitat, our eco-lodges are the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the tranquil setting amongst birds, butterflies and wild chimpanzees.  

Explore nearby Krio villages and 
take in the beauty of surrounding waterfalls with a stroll on one of our marked nature trails or laze in a hammock and admire the natural setting – the choice is yours!

Bruno Lodge
We have six lodges - two traditional roundhouses and four at tree canopy level. 

The traditional roundhouses were the first two lodges ever built at the sanctuary and are named Bruno and Julie, after the first two chimpanzees ever rescued. Bruno has a double bed and Julie two single beds. Both roundhouses have an ensuite bathroom and a veranda looking out into the rainforest. 
There are also hammocks between the lodges.

Tacugama Lodges

Our first canopy lodge is named Augusta. The bedroom 
has a double bed and leads to a lovely balcony with a hammock and beautiful views. Downstairs are the kitchen, bathroom and barbecue.

Our second canopy lodge is named Christo. It is the biggest accommodation we have and can accommodate 4 people in two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds. With a spacious living area, kitchen and balcony this lodge is suitable for longer stays at Tacugama. 

Our third and fourth newest (open February 2017) canopy lodges are named Mama Lucy and Phillip. They similar to Augusta in style with a bit more room to lounge in the downstairs, as well as a loft with double bed (Mama Lucy) or 2 single beds (Phillip) and walkout patio upstairs. 

All prices include breakfast and a tour of the sanctuary. We provide bed linen, mosquito nets and towels. We have water, soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks for sale from our shop.

We can provide a set meal for your lunch and dinner at a cost of US$15 per person, meals need to be requested in advance with your lodge booking advising of any special dietary requirements. Meals are typically a jollof rice or couscous base with an assortment of curry-style dishes to accompany, and fresh fruit for dessert. You are also welcome to self cater, there are gas and charcoal cooking facilities and equipment available if you choose to cook.



 Rainy Season Rates (ends Sept. 31st, 2017)
$90 USD  
(Le 675,000)
 $72 USD
(Le 540,000)
Julie $90 USD   
(Le 675,000)
 $72 USD
(Le 540,000)
$140 USD
         (Le 1,050,000)
 $112 USD
(Le 840,000)
Mama Lucy
$150 USD
         (Le 1,125,000)
 $120 USD
(Le 900,000)
$150 USD
(Le 1,125,000)
 $120 USD
(Le 900,000)
$180 USD
(Le 1,350,000)
  $144 USD 
  (Le 1,080,000)
All proceeds from the lodges and tours go directly towards the animals and conservations projects of the sanctuary.

Check in time is between 2.00pm and 6.00pm, check out time is 12.30pm. The sanctuary tours are daily at 10.30am ONLY, and last about 90 minutes. There are marked walking trails leading from Tacugama to local scenic areas that range in length from approximately 30 minutes to 3 hours. These are a great way to  see some of the local scenery, wildlife and villages.

We are happy to take group bookings but please be aware that Tacugama is a relaxing destination and not suitable for spirited celebrations. As we are located in a protected wildlife forest reserve we ask our guests to respect the tranquillity of our rainforest retreat.

As we have limited lodges available, we require a 25% deposit for any group bookings or extended stays. (Please note that payments can me made via PayPal and are subject to an additional 4.5% service charge). If for any reason you cancel your booking less than two days ahead of your stay, we will ask you to pay 50% of the lodge cost. 
Also please note that for payment of your stay in dollars
the bills must be dated from 2001 onwards and no smaller 
than $10 in value. Thanks for your understanding.

Please contact us to make your reservation at

To read reviews from visitors who have stayed at our lodges, please click through to the Visit Sierra Leone and Tripadvisor pages about Tacugama.