Ape Action Africa is a very special place, and an extraordinary organization. My first volunteer stay there, in 2007, literally changed the course of my life. Because of my experiences there, and the heroic leaders, I left the corporate world and became a primate advocate and a fine art portrait painter (of primates). Ape Action Africa affords access into a rare world. One cannot help but be inspired by the magnificent sentient beings, the gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys who suffer the relentless onslaught by humans and who are given safe harbor there. The dedicated staff who care for them is admirable. Everything is for the primates in their care, preserving the forests, and working to improve the communities around them. Visitors come every day from all over the world, to be educated on the plight of the primates and the devastating deforestation, hunting and illegal pet trade. Ape Action Africa is an organization I wholeheartedly support and recommend.