Tag Archives: Rwanda

Mission Impossible

Mission Impossible: Jungle

A couple of youngsters in Rwanda have managed to destroy a trap used by hunters. This is made even more remarkable by the fact that these youngsters are gorillas!
Rwema and Dukore had responded to one of their family being killed by a poacher’s snare by searching out similar traps around the forests of Parc National [...]

Ros Carr Orphanage Re-Opens

Ros Carr Orphanage Re-Opens with Dance!

Roz Carr Imbazi Orphanage Continues to Give Back to Community By Way of New Intore Dance Troop!
“I can only surprise that God didn’t feel I was ready to have children until I was 82 years old. Then he sent me forty all at once.”
–Rosamond Carr (excerpt from her memoir Land of a Thousand Hills: My [...]

17 Gorillas Names

17 Baby Gorillas Named at Ceremony

The 8th annual gorilla-naming ceremony, or Kwita Izina, took place on June 16th under the umbrella theme “Sustainable Tourism for a Green Economy.”  This year’s ceremony named the 17 baby gorillas born in the past 12 months, a tradition that has named about 141 baby gorillas since its inception in 2005!
This event is a welcome [...]

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Akagera’s Top Experiences

Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s hidden gem, only receives a fraction of the number of visitors that famous safari parks like Massai Mara or Kruger see. While Akagera lacks the density of wildlife these other parks boast, its dearth of tourists mean that those who do visit can experience the wilderness in near solitude. No convoys [...]

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Africa’s Forgotten Savannah Park

We had been in the Akagera park in Rwanda for a day and a half and still had no elephant sightings. They weren’t up on the high savannah with the buffalo and zebra or down by the lakes with the hippos and crocodiles. Even Mutware, the infamous solitary male with a penchant for interacting with [...]

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Iby’lwacu: Preserving Rwandan Culture

At the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village near Kinigi, Rwanda, 12 young men wearing blue loincloths and brightly colored beaded sashes leap into the air and swing their heads up and down, their long blonde headdresses whipping in wide arcs. Landing on the ground in unison, they cry out and stamp their feet, causing the ground to [...]