Committed to protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action

Ape Action Africa is passionate about great ape conservation in Cameroon. Their goals are to address the immediate threats faced by gorillas and chimps in Africa, and to work with communities to develop long-term solutions to ensure their survival in the wild. Visit Website.

Species cared for:

Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Monkeys

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Near Yaounde, Cameroon
Ape Action Africa offers volunteers one to three months of demanding but rewarding work caring for the animals in Cameroon’s Mefou Primate Sanctuary, set in approximately 820 hectares of tropical rainforest. All volunteers live and work at the forest site, which is home  to almost 300 rescued primates.


Every year, more than 3,500 people make the 45-minute trip from Yaounde to visit Ape Action Africa’s sanctuary at Mefou Primate Park.

At Mefou, you can meet Cameroon’s great apes in a natural forest setting, take a guided tour that’s included in your admission fee and learn how Ape Action Africa is helping to save Cameroon’s natural treasures.

Want more information? Visit their website to learn more.

Support Ape Action Africa

When you donate to Ape Action Africa through PASA your gift goes directly to keeping primates in Africa safe.