Sanctuary Tour

**UPDATED FOR 2022**

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

Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people per tour (including children). To secure a visit, we recommend you book in advance as tours fill up quickly.

Payments can be made through Orange Money (075628833) or via PayPal (5% service charge applies).

Throughout the tour, visitors are required to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.

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 70
Children: Le 35


Adults: Le 200
Children: Le 100

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

Payment can be made as a donation at the following link or via Orange Money (075628833) or via PayPal (5% service charge applies).

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

During your visit you will be requested to comply with Tacugama’s COVID19 Protocol. If you fail to comply you will be requested to leave the property.
Please read our COVID 19 Protocol thoroughly prior to your visit and don’t forget to bring:
  1. Your mask
  2. Your passport or Sierra Leone ID
  3. If you arrived from abroad in the last 2 weeks, please bring along your negative COVID test.
  4. If you arrived from abroad and you are still in quarantine, you cannot visit the centre.
  5. Proof of Payment
Before entering the sanctuary please:
  1. Wash your hands before entering for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Wear your mask (if you don’t have one you can purchase one at the entry)
  3. A staff member will check your temperature, if it is higher than 37.5 you will not be able to enter.
  4. Fill in the Health statement provided by Tacugama staff
During your visit:
  1. Wear a mask in ALL communal areas. During the tour you will only able to take off your mask for drinking water.
  2. Maintain social distancing from other visitors in the dining area and other communal areas.
  3. A maximum of 5 people will be allowed in enclosed spaces (reception/resource centre).
  4. Wash your hands whenever you reach a hand washing station for at least 20 seconds.
  5. Comply with the staff guideline.

For your information: Lodges and all surfaces in communal areas will be disinfected between stays.

We appreciate your collaboration and help to protect the environment.

Keep safe, The Tacugama team

For any questions please email or call (+232/0) 31 77 77 90

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 / (+232/0) 74 67 34 76 (between 9:30am-5:30pm)
(+232/0) 76 61 12 11 / (+232/0) 77 61 12 11  (if no answer on above numbers)