Sunday, December 3, 2017

three Rs

Officially known as the Republic of Rwanda, this small country in the Great Lakes region of East Africa regained independence in 1962.


The best place to see zebras in Rwanda is in the only savannah park in the country - Akagera National Park 




It is one of only two countries – the other being Uganda – where mountain gorillas can be visited safely.


From 1922-1962 it was known as Ruanda Urundi. With independence came the return of Rwanda and Burundi.
This last stamp shows a colobus monkey which is the only monkey to be without an opposable thumb

13 comments:

  1. ...I have always been fascinated by zebras and viewing mountain gorillas safely sounds like a good plan.

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    1. yes, the third country - Congo - is disqualified from the safe category.

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  2. I will have to look closer at colombus monkey's hands if they appear on a wildlife programme. Zebra's are my favourite too and they always look spectacular in a group. Nice stamp.

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    1. and I thought all monkeys had this common with human characteristic.

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  3. Very nice stamps for another R. I'm surprised there were so many entires for Q compared with some of the letters - and if I hadn't written it before, I am really enjoying the A-Z.

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    1. The Q entries surprised me, too!
      Perhaps we should continue with this A-Z for a second round?

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    2. A second round I think a good idea! It seems a little addictive, trying to find the matching letter-on-stamps each week :-)

      I love that zebra stamp, nice colours!

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    3. they do stand out, don't they?

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  4. Great stamps, especially the zebras. I am surprised how many different was have turned up during this A-Z; definitely worth another round.

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    1. OK, good.
      That makes my part easier :)

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