Sanctuary Tour

As of November 1, 2023:

Daily guided tours take place at the following timeslots:

  1. 10:30-11:30
  2. 12:00-13:00
  3. 14:30-15:30
  4. 16:00-17:00

To secure a visit, we recommend you book in advance as tours fill up quickly.

Payments can be made through Orange Money (075628833) or in cash.

As we cannot accommodate late arrivals, our suggested time of arrival is 30 minutes prior to each tour.

There are no opportunities to visit the sanctuary outside of scheduled tour times.

Tours start promptly and last approximately 1 hour. Allow about 40 minutes to get to us from the western side of Freetown. Vehicles with 4-wheel drive are required to drive into the sanctuary. Otherwise, you can park or be dropped by taxi to the base of our hill, with about 100m uphill walk to the entrance of the sanctuary.

All proceeds go directly to the chimpanzees and conservation programs.

Sierra Leonian Nationals (with ID card only)

Adults: Le 100
Children: Le 50


Adults: Le 300
Children: Le 150

Children prices apply to 5-11 year-olds only.

Payment can be made as a donation via Orange Money (075628833) or in cash.

On site, we only accept USD and Euro bills equal to or higher than 50 dollars/euros.

Tours are timed to coincide with feeding to give you the best opportunity to observe the chimpanzees.

Tours take place on foot, following forest footpaths. Please wear comfortable clothing/footwear and remember to bring your rain gear in the rainy season. You are welcome to bring your camera as there are good opportunities to take the perfect picture.

We have a gift shop at the sanctuary where cold drinks, snacks, and a wide variety of local arts & crafts are available for purchase.

To see what previous visitors thought of their visit to Tacugama, please click through to their reviews on Tripadvisor.

If you would like to combine your visit to the sanctuary with a relaxing overnight stay at one of our eco-lodges, make sure to check out the lodge information here and contact us well in advance to make your reservation.

Group sizes are limited.

For any groups larger than 5 people you must make a reservation by e-mail to, or by phone at one of the following numbers:

(+232/0) 31 77 77 77 (between 9:30am-5:30pm)

As we are located in the forest, network is not always available. If you cannot reach us by phone, send us a Whatsapp message and we will answer as soon as possible.