We are excited by the news that Uganda will feature on the popular Nat Geo Wild channel for the month of June, thanks to the efforts of the Uganda Tourism Board, the Government of Uganda, the Competitiveness Enterprise Development Project (and Private Sector Foundation of Uganda), and Kamageo, the PR Firm hired to represent us in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
One of the stories announcing the development is posted here and reproduced below:
"Uganda Tourism will launch their first ever marketing campaign in the UK through the sponsorship of the world-renowned Nat Geo Wild channel next month.
Uganda Tourism will sponsor all programming on Nat Geo Wild throughout June 2016. This promotional campaign will represent Uganda Tourism’s first Marketing & PR Campaign in the UK & Ireland and has been coordinated by destination marketing specialists, Kamageo.
Uganda tourism’s sponsorship campaign aims to encourage Nat Geo Wild viewers to discover the wonders of the country and to experience their very own Uganda. The campaign will focus on Uganda’s famous mountain gorillas and chimpanzees showing how you can see them up close for yourself, and will feature at least 3 times every hour, achieving approximately 210 hours of sponsored content per month and 1680 credits per month at the channel.
Nat Geo Wild channel expands National Geographic Channel International’s commitment to quality wildlife programming, exciting people’s passion for wild animals and wild places. Nat Geo Wild is available in more than 10.4 million homes in the UK and is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, our environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it.
Nat Geo Wild is also very popular on Social Media, having more than 7.8 million Facebook likes, 500,000 twitter followers and 800,000 You Tube viewers.
The channel is available in the UK on Sky 528, Virgin Media 264 or 265 (XL pack) as well as on TalkTalk channel 318, BT channel number 374 and UPC channel number 216.
Uganda, well known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ has 10 national parks providing the best of East Africa. These include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (home to the mountain gorilla); Queen Elizabeth National Park, rich in game and home to the tree climbing lion; Murchison Falls National Park where the mighty Nile squeezes through a narrow gorge before it falls over 140ft; the hidden gem of Kidepo Valley National Park - a true untouched wilderness; and Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda and the source of the River Nile
Wherever you go in the country, travellers will encounter many different cultures, foods and lifestyles, all linked by the smile and warmth that defines the people of Uganda.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Adele Cutler, Uganda Tourism PR
T: 01664 823750 M: 07976 578988"