We love to receive visitors!

PLEASE NOTE: We are temporarily CLOSED to the public until further notice.

Visit Mefou Primate Sanctuary and meet the magnificent great apes of Cameroon in a natural forest setting. Take a guided tour and learn how we are helping to save Cameroon’s natural treasures.

Mefou Primate Sanctuary is 45 mins from Yaounde and open 9.00 am - 4.30 pm every day of the year. The last tour starts at 3.00 pm. Download our leaflet in English or français for further information and directions to the sanctuary.

Entrance fees to the sanctuary are:

  • 7,500 CFA for international adults
  • 2,000 CFA for Cameroon national adults
  • 2,500 CFA for international children
  • 500 CFA for Cameroon national children

Fees include a tour of the park with our knowledgeable guides and go directly towards the care of our rescued 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. To check access on the day of your visit, contact us on +237 6995 84175 or +237 6696 00370.

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.