Gorilla Naming Ceremony in Rwanda | Kwita Izina

This year on 1st September 2017, Rwanda will host the 13th Kwita Izina, (gorilla naming ceremony) inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of naming babies soon after they are born.


In the 12 years since the event was established, 216 mountain gorilla babies have been named in a celebration of nature together with the communities who protect the majestic mountain gorillas.


The event is expected to bring together thousands of Rwandans, friends of Rwanda and celebrities to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park.

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  • #1

    Jeff Hongsermeier (Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:49)

    Please forward any appropriate information as I will be visiting Rwanda at that time.