May 15, 2012

8th Annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony

The 8th Annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony will take place in Rwanda on the 16th June 2012 and is open to all Volcanoes Safaris clients and guests travelling in Rwanda at that time!

Every year, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) hosts the Kwita Izina – Gorilla Naming Ceremony. This year the ceremony celebrates its 8th year, proving to be a popular attraction for those lucky enough to receive their special invitation. This big, well-organised event is set at the base of the mountains where you trek the gorillas in Rwanda. It is a magical setting. If you’re coming to Rwanda for a close encounter with a mountain gorilla, we’re sure you will enjoy learning more about the mountain gorilla conservation and the way tourism contributes to their survival.

Attendance is open to anyone travelling in the area at the time, but needs to be confirmed in advance. At this year’s event, Kinyarwanda and English names will be given to 15 baby mountain gorillas at Virunga National Park. This year’s theme is ‘Sustainable Tourism and Greener Economy’.

Contact us if you are one of the lucky Volcanoes Safaris guests who are travelling in Rwanda on the 16th June and wish to attend the Kwita Izina celebrations!

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