27th July & 5th September
Community Projects that will be launched in 2018 have been funded for the most part by Government of Rwanda’s tourism revenue sharing 10% of total tourism park revenues are invested back into communities, contributing to the development and welfare of communities living adjacent Rwanda’s national parks. Launching the projects enhances community involvement and creates awareness of the importance of conservation and the protection of our bio-diversity
31st Aug – 8th Sept
One of the key activities for the 14th Kwita Izina is the hosted familiarization trip for international tour operators and media. It is our opportunity to showcase Rwanda’s diverse tourism attractions and unique cultural heritage that makes Rwanda a must-see destination. The itinerary includes cultural heritage attractions such as the King’s Palace in Nyanza, Nyungwe, Akagera and Volcanoes National Parks as well as Lake Kivu. Participants will enjoy Kwita Izina events with networking sessions and B2B opportunities built into the programme.
4th – 5th September
The Kwita Izina Conservation Exhibition is a two-day event that will be held alongside the ‘Conversation on Conservation’ forum in Kigali. The echibition showcase Rwanda’s remarkable achievements in conservation activities through displays of educational materials as well as conservation and tourism related products and services
4th – 5th September
CoC is a two-day annual conference held in Kigali alongside the ‘Conservation Exhibition’ with delegates attending from all over the world. It is an important forum bringing together leading global experts to debate Africa’s common conservation challenges and find solutions to preserve ecosystems for future generations.
Join us for the ultimate celebration of the life as newborn baby gorillas are named during the 14th hosting of Kwita Izina in Kinigi, Volcanoes National Park. The ceremony of giving a name to a newborn baby, commonly known as ‘Kwita Izina’, has been part of Rwandan culture for centuries.
The name attributed to a baby gorilla plays a significant role in the ongoing programme of monitoring each individual gorilla in its family group and habitat. This year we expect to name 18 babies.
The closing Kwita Izina event is Igitaramo – a Cultural Celebratory dinner. The objective of this fundraising dinner is to support Rwanda’s ongoing successful conservation projects specifically ‘ Expansion of the Gorilla Habitat’. Celebrate Rwanda’s conservation success story with us and help protect our wildlife and biodiversity for future generations. The celebration is a uniquely Rwandan dinner with great entertainment and local style cuisine on the shores of idyllic Lake Kivu in Rubavu.