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Cameroon Volunteer Work

April 1st, 2011

A few months ago I found the website of CWAF, the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund, online while searching for a volunteer program in Africa.

I had no particular country in mind but I knew that I wanted to do voluntary work in with animals and maybe work in a shelter or participate in a conservation program to help misplaced or hurt animals and get them back to their natural habitat.

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The Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund helped me get in contact with the Parc National de la Mefou, near the capital city of Yaounde where I was placed in a three months volunteer program working with primates

Physically the work was pretty demanding considering the tropical weather conditions. It was really hot and humid which turned playing with the young energetic apes into a real struggle. At the same time though working at Mefou was such a rewarding travel experience.

Doing voluntary work like I did in Cameroon will change your view on the place you travel to and in general the way you will look at life, appreciate it more.

The forest base camp I stayed at was located at about an hour drive from Yaounde so don't count on any shopping malls nearby:) The program costed about 2000 USD for a three months period which is a sort of donation really that goes to the organization and serves to take better care of the animals in the park.

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Obviously if you're staying a shorter amount of time you will also pay a smaller amount. On top of that all the volunteers pay for accomodation and food. I uploaded some pictures of the friends I made in Cameroon during my stay there and for more info just visit the CWAF website.

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Travel Tips for Yaounde Cameroon:

Where to stay in Yaounde: At the Mefou National Park forest camp

What to do in Yaounde: Voluntary work included playing with the younger apes, feeding them but also cleening their spaces.

Where to eat in Yaounde: At the forest base camp, we paid a fee for accomodation and food

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Traveller

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Age: 26-33
Travel type: Solo travel

Travel Blog

Cameroon Volunteer Work
Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
City: Yaounde
Period: Jan '11-Mar '11
Lenght of stay: 3 months
Views: 1293

Travel Review

Liked: Its a travel and working experience you will cherish forever
Disliked: Dont underestimate the physical hard work and the hot and humid weather conditions
Trip Rating: Good

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