Monthly Archives: April 2018

10 Apr

Don’t Go to Sierra Leone!

“Don’t go to Sierra Leone. It’s a dangerous place!” That was one of the last comments we heard from family and friends before leaving on our trip to visit Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary just outside Freetown, the bustling capital of Sierra Leone. To be honest, we found comments like that to be quite common among the people we spoke to before we left. People didn’t really know much about Sierra Leone. Most of what people knew was informed by a movie that came...

04 Apr

5 Ways to Get to Tacugama

Often, we get asked for directions to Tacugama. Needless to say, it can be very confusing, so we thought we’d share a few of these recommendations. 1. Purchase airfare from home country to Freetown. Get VISA for Sierra Leone. Take preferred method of transport to your closest international airport. Board plane. Arrive in Lungi airport. Take a bus to the ocean. Board the Seacoach/Seabird Express boat to Freetown. Take a taxi to Regent. Take a taxi up Congo Dam Access Road....

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