CRPL is situated in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the province of South Kivu in a small village called Lwiro.

The CRPL is situated only four kilometres from the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP). The area is inscribed as a World Heritage Site in Danger since 1997 and it is listed at the 3rd most important site world- wide for conservation of the Eastern Chimpanzee by the IUCN.