Tag Archives: Rwanda

17 Gorillas Names
July 9, 2012

17 Baby Gorillas Named

The 8th annual gorilla naming ceremony – Kwita Izina – took place in Rwanda 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…

September 3, 2012

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…

August 6, 2012

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…

July 25, 2012

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…

8th Gorilla Naming
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…

July 12, 2012

Molly pays respects to Dian…

In 1988, when I was 8 years old, my father brought my sister and I to see the movie Gorillas in the Mist which told the story of Dian Fossey’s life struggle to protect Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. As an animal lover, I was delighted by the scenes of Sigourney Weaver, who played Fossey, interacting with real mountain…