Rwanda: Spectacular Scenes At Onset Of Kwita Izina Adventure


information pills recipe sans-serif;”>Based at the Virunga lodge, a world-class eco-accommodation, the caravan tour guests were also mesmerized by the stunning view of twin lakes – Ruhondo and Burera.

In Rwanda, Chimp Corp, Kenneth Kazibwe, says the 12 baby gorillas will be named on Saturday in Kinigi, Northern Rwanda.

Good roads attract tourists to Rwanda

Kwita Izina originates from a traditional Rwandan ceremony held for the birth of every child.

During this uniquely Rwandan cultural event, a select number of guests will have the opportunity to choose a meaningful Kinyarwanda name for the newborn gorillas.

Art and crafts

The theme of this year’s ceremony is “Celebrating nature, empowering communities.

The caravan tour guests were treated to amazing entertainment by local dance troupes at Urwibutso Enterprises stopover and fresh fruit juice.

Tourists take a glimpse of River Nyabarongo

Gerald Sina, a manager at Urwibutso said his business, which includes a fruit juice factory, pig farm and exotic birds, has grown from being a small farm in 1996 to employing at least 1,000 people. It also supports farmers in the surrounding communities.

The guests made stopovers at Shyorongi, Nyabarongo river, Nyirangarama and Musanze.

Lake Ruhondo, a twin to Burera

Rwandan officials said Kwita Izina is a time to celebrate Rwanda’s iconic mountain gorillas, one of the country’s treasures.

“It is also a time to promote responsible and sustainable tourism, in order to help protect Rwanda’s environment; assist in the economic empowerment of the communities living around the national parks; and contribute to the continuous growth of Rwanda’s economy,” said Rwanda Development Board (RDB),” said Maurice Twahirwa, Rwanda Development Board Media and Events Officer.

Perfomances by local cultural music groups excited Caravan tour guests

Through art and a variety of visual representation, participants will also have the opportunity to experience different global conservation sites in one location.

A look back- Exhibition as another activity will showcase Rwanda’s successful conservation projects, but with a particular emphasis on the history of mountain gorillas and the trackers who play an essential role caring for them.

A view of Kigali from the countryside

Visitors will get a tour and opportunity to visit various sites along the Kigali- Kinigi route, including agriculture projects, tourism sites and community based activities. This journey will culminate with the main Kwita Izina.


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