Adults, children and volunteers are welcome year round


An important part of our work is to build awareness and engage the public in wildlife and biodiversity protection. Therefore, the Limbe Wildlife Centre is open to members of the public to come and see the rescued wildlife in rehabilitation. Furthermore, we welcome children aged 6-16 to join our Saturday Nature Club and volunteers from Cameroon and overseas to join our programme.

Visit The Centre

We provide a unique opportunity for the general public to learn about Cameroon’s wildlife. Visitors are welcome to come to the centre to see the rescued animals living in well-cared for, healthy, social groups and in an enriched environment.

Unlike a zoo, the Limbe Wildlife Centre only provides care to animals in rehabilitation before being released back into the wild, or animals that cannot be released into the wild for numerous reasons. The animals at the centre have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, most arriving as tiny orphans after their mothers were shot for bushmeat. Whilst our hope is to one day release these animals back into the wild, for now, these animals require our care and protection.

We are open for visitors six days a week from 9am to 4pm (closed on Monday). Furthermore, there are special fees for groups of Cameroonian nationals, if reservations are made in advance, and tours through the sanctuary can be arranged.

Please note: the Limbe Wildlife Centre is a rehabilitation centre for animals with traumatic pasts that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. The LWC is their home and they should feel safe and secure in it. Therefore, we ask all our visitors to kindly respect our rules which can be read at the entrance. 

Entry rates

Cameroonian adult Cameroonian (under 10 years old) International adult International (under 10 years old) Fee to use video camera
500 Francs 200 Francs 3,000 Francs 500 Francs 2,000 Francs

Face masks

To protect our animals at the centre, we ask that all visitors wear a face mask during their visit. Primates are especially susceptible to catching diseases that humans carry, and therefore this is an important step to take to ensure our animas stay happy and healthy!


Volunteers from both Cameroon and abroad are integral to the everyday running of the Limbe Wildlife Centre. Thereby, we offer both short-term and long-term volunteering opportunities. Typically, short-term volunteers work hands-on with our staff and help to care for rescued primates, including gorillas, chimpanzees, drills, mandrills, and baboons.

Long-term volunteers normally come with a specific skill or project in mind to undertake in collaboration with management. However, long-term volunteers can also focus on animal care too.

Furthermore, we also offer veterinary volunteering and expert-volunteering on both a short-term and long-term basis.

Join Our Saturday Nature Club

We encourage all citizens but especially children to feel involved in the protection of their natural and cultural heritage. Our education programmes aim to engage children to become future leaders in conservation.

Every Saturday from 2pm – 4pm we offer a Nature Club for local children aged 6 – 16 years old. During each session, children learn about nature conservation, play games, watch videos, take part in nature-based educational activities, see the animals in rehabilitation and much more! Children are welcome to come and have fun, make new friends and learn about conservation. We kindly request that parents ensure their children are dropped off and picked up by supervising adults.

Get more ideas on what to do near the Limbe Wildlife Centre on the Douala Travel Guide.