Rwanda - a true diamond in the rough

Rwanda – A True Diamond in the Rough

Rwanda – a true diamond in the rough – caught me pleasantly by surprise. This small country in East Africa, whose name once conjured up heart wrenching images of a senseless and horrific genocide, now shines as one of Africa’s safest, cleanest countries, with a fast growing economy and friendly, hard working people brimming with…

baby mountain gorillas - Rwanda

Rwanda’s Kwita Izina: One of Conservation’s Great Success Stories

The birth of a baby is always something to celebrate – especially when that baby is a mountain gorilla. So just imagine my delight when I received an official invitation to be part of the annual Rwandan celebration Kwita Izina, where this year 22 baby gorillas were named. Rwanda, a diamond in the rough on…