Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda in the northern part of the Albertine Rift, one of the most densely populated regions in the world.

Makerere University Biological Field Station was established at Kanyawara in 1970 by Dr. Tom Struhsaker. Several long term research, conservation and humanitarian projects are based here, including:

The Kibale Chimpanzee Project

The Kibale Fish & Monkey Project

The Kasiisi Project (An excellent program that works with primary schools in the area)