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11 Sep 2015

BY TTG Staff

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Kwita Izina: Rwanda's annual gorilla-naming ceremony

24 baby mountain gorillas were named this year in front of thousands of people from across the globe to help raise awareness and assist The Rwanda Development Board in their quest to conserve and increase the number of gorillas in the Virunga Massif

Baby gorilla Rwanda

The theme for this year’s ceremony is “Conserving Now & For the Future” in celebration of Rwanda’s wildlife conservation efforts.

Baby gorilla 1
Baby gorilla 2

Head of the Tourism & Conservation Department, Ambassador Karitanyi commented that “The Kwita Izina ceremony is a demonstration of the commitment to the conservation of Rwanda’s wildlife by the local communities, conservation groups, researchers, rangers and tourists”.

Baby gorilla 3
Baby gorilla 4

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To visit the baby gorillas, book a trip with experts Volcanoes Safaris and stay at their magnificent eco-luxe Virunga Lodge, the premier destination for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda (rooms are from £147 per night). The 4 Day Virunga Drive safari offers a chance to engage with the endangered mountain gorillas in the forests on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes (rates are from £2,368 per person). Bookings: T: +44 3333 239 740 or E: salesug@volcanoessafaris.com.

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