Entries tagged: Gorillas

Kwita Izina | Rwanda's Annual Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony

Kwita Izina | Rwanda’s Annual Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony

It’s Rwanda Week here at Ker & Downey. We’re taking an in-depth look at the ins and outs of traveling to Rwanda and the incredible country that has become one of Africa’s greatest success stories.Today, we’re taking a look at Kwita Izina, an annual tradition in Rwanda to name newborn mountain gorillas.  In Rwanda there is a long-held tradition of naming a newly born baby soon after its birth. In 2005, the Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Development Board, and several conservation partners initiated the first Kwita Izina, a now annual tradition of naming the baby mountain gorillas born during the […]

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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

It’s Rwanda Week here at Ker & Downey. We’re taking an in-depth look at the ins and outs of traveling to Rwanda. Today, it’s all about Rwanda gorilla trekking – the country’s biggest tourism draw. Each year Rwanda draws thousands of visitors to Volcanoes National Park to see the gorillas at home in the mountains. The park is home to half of the world’s wild gorilla population and where legendary zoologist Dian Fossey spent 20 years studying the primates. For the lucky few who are fortunate enough to snag one of the few tracking permits dispersed by the Rwandan government […]

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