The timeless Rwandan Ceremony Kwita Izina, (Giving a name ) is a part of the celebration of the birth of a new child in a family .
For three decades this same ceremony has been performed for Rwanda’s newly born Mountain Gorillas , by rangers researchers , and those charged with the safe keeping of these unique animals .
In 2007 the ceremony was officially named KWITA IZINA , and has become an exciting part of Rwandas tourism and conservation calendar .
The event is a celebration of Rwandas conservation efforts in protecting the endangered Mountain Gorillas.
The naming ceremony has so much to offer with proverbs and Stories being told , Drinking , Dancing , and Chatting, it is a great way to experience the modern ceremony by connecting with a community that is rooted in rich Historical Tradition.