In the month of June LOCALGUIDE will join the rest of the world in the naming of baby mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoe national park Rwanda.
Kwita Izina is a Rwandan ceremony of giving a name to a newborn baby gorilla. It is named after the ancestral baby naming ceremony that happened after the birth of a newborn.
The ceremony's main goal is in helping monitor each individual gorilla and their groups in their natural habitat. It was created as a means of bringing attention both locally and internationally about the importance of protecting the mountain gorillas and their habitats in the Virunga Mountains in the north of the country.
The Kwita Izina naming ceremony is a futuristic eco tourism approach embodied by the Rwandan Development Board (RDB)