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Mefou National Park

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Mefou | Mefou, Yaounde, Cameroon
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Wonderful place

It's a truly nice spot, hidden in the jungle. From Yaoundé, unless you take a "dépôt taxi" that can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean-Claude V
Nice Park, best "To do" in the Yaounde region.

We went today. It took us an hour and 15 minutes to get there, which was fine and the road to there... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Mefou National Park is home to Mefou Primate Sanctuary, a rescue and rehabilitation centre run by Ape Action Africa. With more than 300 rare and endangered primates in its care, Ape Action Africa is now one of the largest conservation projects of its kind in Africa. Many of the animals arrive at the sanctuary as orphans of the illegal bushmeat and pet trades and are rehabilitated and provided with lifelong care.
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  • Very good53%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“national park” (14 reviews)
“day trip” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Mefou | Mefou, Yaounde, Cameroon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a truly nice spot, hidden in the jungle. From Yaoundé, unless you take a "dépôt taxi" that can go straight to Mefou, you need to go to Mvan (all bus agencies are there). From there, take a taxi to Mefou (400-500 FCFA). Once arrived...More

Thank Jean-Claude V
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review Jean-Claude :)

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We went today. It took us an hour and 15 minutes to get there, which was fine and the road to there was easy to find thanks to all the signs. We could easily park our car and were escorted to the place where we...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We spent a couple hours here with a group of friends. Huge variety of all sizes and kinds of primates. It's the kind of place where you must have a guided tour and our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. Not just about monkeys, but...More

Thank GnMe
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went to the park with the president of the federation of Cameroon Tour Guides, who is also totally versed with the laws of the country and of conservation, and this was an awesome experience mainly for the education and the opportunity to see gorillas....More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I highly recomend the mefou national park if you are interested in primates. they have so many species from mejestic gorillas and mandrills to small primates such as guenons. Lovely day out only an hour from Yaounde centre.

Thank mimiswift
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I organised a tour to Mefou Park for a group of 20tourists and we were treated to an excellent guided tour. The guide was very knowlegeable. The sanctuary is well organised and I would advise anyone visiting Yaounde to take a tour to this park....More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is a top notch operation that does a spectacular job caring for animals, nursing the back to health, and educating the public on the beauty of Cameroonian wildlife. The visit last only about 1.5 hours and is a guided tour through the bush as...More

Thank BoonieStomper99
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Best part of our tour was being able to to see the silver back gorillas up close! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. Nice park!

Thank mbfromslo
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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...More

Thank Red1020
Management response:Responded 7 February 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 26 December 2016

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...More

Thank medray
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14 January 2017|
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Response from PayneReviewsAll | Reviewed this property |
The best way for you to go there is to hire a private taxi. The taxi can pick you up at your hotel, wait for you while you are at the park, and bring you back to your hotel. You might have to spend a few dollars more on them... More
Molly H
12 January 2015|
Response from Tabitha56 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember, but it was much more for foreingners than for locals. I don't think it was too much.
Molly H
12 January 2015|
Response from Ronald_jelle |
the costs are 7500 for tourists (and non nationals) and 2000 for children as from 4 to 16. The opening hours are 9.00 to 16.30. At the end of the tour you can make a voluntary contribution... I saw a lot of people donated... More
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