Kibale’s secondary tourism centre in the north of the forest offers guided forest walks and a chance to encounter primates such as red colobus, black-and-white colobus, blue monkeys and vervet monkeys.
Visitors may also spot a variety of aquatic, forest and savannah birds and enjoy views of the Mpanga River.
Sebitoli was established with the goal of further understanding the link between chimpanzee density, vegetation heterogeneity and spatial and temporal food availability, providing us with a picture of the ability of chimpanzees to adapt to various ecological conditions.
Sebitoli site, in the Northern part of the national park, is very useful, as it is a fragmented habitat, partly in regeneration, and surrounded by an area highly transformed by human population.
Inside the forest, a tarmac road cuts through the park, while tea and eucalyptus plantations, as well as gardens, are located at the forest edge.
Despite these constraints, the density of chimpanzees is estimated at 4.1 individuals/km2 (Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project – SCP), which is among the highest in Kibale.