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. This incredible country has become one of Africa’s greatest success stories. Today, we’re looking at Kwita Izina, an annual tradition in Rwanda to name baby 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 started the first Kwita Izina. It is now an annual tradition of naming the baby mountain gorillas born during the year. It’s […]

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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 in Volcanoes National Park – 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. It is also where legendary primatologist Dian Fossey spent 20 years studying these gorillas. For the lucky few who are fortunate to snag one of the tracking permits dispersed by […]

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