Ape Conservation in Africa


Wild gorillas and chimpanzees are on the brink of extinction. Habitat loss and poaching threaten these magnificent animals like never before. Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa - protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, including rescuing orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.



Come and visit us!


After a period of closure, Mefou Sanctuary is once again open to visitors! We are just 45 minutes away from Yaounde - come 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 Sanctuary is open for visitors from 9.00am to 4.30pm, every day of the year. The last tour starts at 3.30pm. 
















We need volunteers all year round so if you think you've got what it takes to work hard in hot and humid conditions, with our amazing animals keeping a watchful eye on you, please email us at volunteer@apeactionafrica.org .


You can find out more on our volunteer page where you can also download our application form and volunteer handbook, which gives you lots of information about volunteering for us. 








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Helping Endangered Primates in Cameroon