Set in the stunning boundaries of the Western Area National Park, you will find the incredible Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Opened in 1995, the story begins long before. In 1988, the owners, Bala and Sharmila Amerasekaran, bought a sick chimpanzee, from a vendor on the street and nursed it back to health. A life-altering experience as their fondness and knowledge of these animals lead them to discover the dangers these chimpanzees face in Sierra Leone and of their treatment in captivity. Over the years, their hard work has transpired into the creation of the sanctuary that stands today. Chimps are one endangered species who have captured our heart.