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Mefou National Park

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Address: | Mefou, Yaounde, Cameroon
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Amazing Sanctuary, Great Tour!!

Our visit to this sanctuary was amazing, we were met by a volunteer and taken to a visitors center where we met our guide, he explained why the sanctuary exists and how it's run... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Red1020
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit to this sanctuary was amazing, we were met by a volunteer and taken to a visitors center where we met our guide, he explained why the sanctuary exists and how it's run, it was very cool experience, it's unfortunate that we need places like Mefou but I'm glad that the primates have found safety, care and love. I... More 

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Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't easy for my (local) driver to find, but it was worth the drive out of town. The guide was excellent, describing (primarily in good French, very limited English) the animals and their care, as well as a nice side tour of major trees and other plants in the forest. The lowland gorillas were a highlight, but the variety was... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took about an 1.5 hours to get there from Yaounde city center. I liked the decoration at the entrance of the park, the staff are very welcoming and professional. The most interesting part was that I saw 21 gorillas. Make sure however that you reach there before 16.30 local time as the last group for the day starts at... More 

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Thank Michael P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I visited Mefou five or six times over two years. I was always impressed by the staff. Knowledgeable (in varying degrees) but always willing to give additional explanations and they take their job of educating the visitors very seriously and showing the link between the habitat and the animals. It is also impressive the way they actually care for their... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is a sanctuary for the endagered primates, however there are other mankeys (mandrill, cercopitecus, etc). I particulary liked the gorillas. The volunteers working there offer a lot of information, explain the behavior of the apes. Tgey do a nice job and make this tour a pleasant experience, especially, but not only, for children.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I spent about 3 weeks in the primate sanctuary with a group of 4. Our tour guide spoke enough English to answer our questions and it was a great experience. We purchased some souvenirs on the way out. It was worth the long drive (almost 2 hours) from Yaounde.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I am writing this review as a cautionary advice piece. It stormed here last night in Yaounde, and I got up very early this morning to go to Mefou Primate Sanctuary. I arrange a taxi to pick me up for the sum of $50,000 CFA OR $85.00 US Dollars (to take me and wait while I walk around and bring... More 

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Yaounde, Cameroon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

People all over the world come here for touristic viewing.When coming make show that you have money to register at the gate.You could also buy some fruits for the animals.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Situated in Mafou National park is this amazing Wildlife rescue centre about 1 hour from Yaounde in Cameroon. The team there cares and nurtures a wide variety of Primates that are simply wonderful. Gorillas, Chimps, Mandrills and Drills all benefit from great organization and wonderful knowledge that the team there have. Suitable for all, the walks along jungle paths are... More 

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Berkswell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Remarkable rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary for a variety of primates. Visitors are treated to a very interesting guided tour with knowledgable staff (Terence is delightful). The animals are cared for by a team of full timers, volunteers and qualified vets. The tour take sin natural habitats for the animals as well as a bush trail with impressive flora - giant... More 

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