We love to receive visitors!

Visit Ape Action Africa and meet the magnificent great apes of Cameroon in a natural forest setting. Take a guided tour, lasting around one and a half hours, and learn how we are helping to save Cameroon’s natural treasures.

Our sanctuary in Mefou Park is just 45 mins from Nsimalen airport roundabout, Yaounde and we are open every day of the week for visits at 9.30am and 2.30pm. Tours will begin on time and must be booked in advance. To book your visit call +237 660300686, send a WhatsApp message to +237 669774181, or email [email protected].

Entrance fees to the sanctuary are:

  • for international visitors - 10,000 CFA (adults) and 3,500 CFA (children)
  • for residents of Cameroon - 7,500 CFA (adults) and 2,500 CFA (children)  
  • for Cameroonians - 2,000 CFA (adults) and 500 CFA (children)

Fees include a tour of the park with our knowledgeable guides and go directly towards the care of our rescued primates.

Please note that masks must be worn. They are not available to purchase on site, so please remember to bring them with you. You will not be permitted to take your tour if you do not wear a mask. Please do not visit the sanctuary if you are feeling unwell. You may be refused entry if you show signs of illness. This is for the safety of our primates.

How to get to Mefou

Heading south on the N2 road from Yaounde, towards Mbalmayo, our sanctuary is located in a forest the turn-off for which is signposted at a village called Ekali II. The last 5 or 6km of the journey is via unpaved roads and on rare occasions, heavy rains may make the road unpassable.

Please note that from time to time we may need to close the sanctuary at short notice to carry out emergency procedures or due to adverse weather conditions. To check access on the day of your visit, contact us on +237 669774181. 

Download our leaflet in English or français for further information and directions to the sanctuary. 

We look forward to seeing you at Mefou, but if you're not close enough to visit in person why not consider making a donation to help fund our essential work.