UGANDA (eTN) – Last week the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Posta Uganda used the “world post day” to launch a new dedicated series of stamps, available at the counters of all post offices across the country immediately. All the stamps of various denominations bear portraits of mountain gorillas, many of which might have attained international fame since shown on www.friendagorilla.org where they have been befriended by thousands of Facebook subscribers against a nominal fee of US$1.
The new stamp series is a result of the close partnership between the two organizations, and their commitment to promote Uganda’s most visible and best known tourism attraction – the tracking of mountain gorillas in the two national parks of Mt. Mgahinga and Bwindi.
Visitors to the country can now send postcards or letters home bearing the new stamps and helping to create added awareness of Uganda’s tourism attractions.