Ecotourism Taï is reopening !

Ecotourism Taï is reopening!

Ecotourism Taï is reopening on the 1st of May 2021! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the site was forced to shut down for more than a year. However, visitors can now return to Taï National Park as long as they adhere to the health protocol developed in collaboration with the Ivorian Office of the Parks and Reserves (OIPR), Help us protect the local communities and primates in the forest that are vulnerable to human respiratory diseases.

Come and immerse yourself in a unique experience off the beaten track, in the heart of one of the few remaining primary forests in West Africa! Taï National Park is the home to unique biodiversity, and offers the incredible opportunity to observe sooty mangabeys and western red colobus in their natural habitat, or wander along tropical forest paths and learn about stories and traditions of the region. This immersion in the heart of the Taï National Park is made possible again, so do not hesitate!

The following are the health protocol guidelines to be observed during your visit. Kindly note that failure to comply with all the requirements may result in denial of access to the forest to safeguard the safety of the guides and primates.

Upon your arrival in Taï:

  • Present a proof of vaccination against COVID-19


  • Take a COVID rapid test when you arrive in Taï, at the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation office and show a negative result. Tests are available upon your arrival in Taï  for 7 000 FCFA, or you may supply your own for testing once in Taï
  • Upon your arrival in Taï, your temperature will be measured, and to enter the forest, it must not exceed 38°C
  • Complete a sworn statement declaring that you have no symptoms of COVID-19

If the result of the COVID rapid test is positive, entry into the forest will be denied, and you will be ethically obligated to undergo a conventional test (PCR test) at one of the approved centres. (Abidjan, Man, San Pedro).

In the forest:

  • Temperature screening before departing from the camp to enter the forest
  • Spitting in the forest is prohibited
  • You must wear a mask covering both your nose and mouth. The guides will provide you with a mask
  • At each designated cleaning station located at the entrance and inside the forest, please wash your hands and boots
  • Please maintain a minimum distance of 10 meters between yourself and the primates

We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you to Taï National Park soon! Do not hesitate to contact us via email at or by phone / WhatsApp at +225 07 49 28 12 16.

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