Kwita Izina

KWITA IZINA- GORILLA NAMING IN RWANDA – NAMES GIVEN TO BABY GORILLAS IN RWANDA

Kwita Izina is the gorilla naming ceremony which is conducted once every year in Rwanda. It is a big ceremony attended by influential people like the presidents, international guests and government officers among others.

Where is Gorilla naming ceremonies conducted?

Kwita Izina or Gorilla naming ceremonies are conducted every year in Kinigi- Volcanoes national park, Musanze districts of Rwanda.  On the ceremony, all the baby gorillas are given named for easy identification. Gorilla naming ceremony is an initial process of Gorilla habituation.