Rwanda has more than twice the number of habituated mountain gorilla groups than Uganda, and each year newborns are given new names in a local ceremony called "Kwita Izina". Luckily, tourists are also welcome.
Aboriginal communities changed dramatically 200 years ago with the arrival of European settlers. Only recently has recognition of their art and culture begun to surface in Australia. This has been helped in part with initiatives like the annual Laura Festival, which aims to promote relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
In Kyrgyzstan there are endless opportunities for light hiking or more adventurous trekking. One of the best times to do this is in June when the alpine regions come alive with wild flowers.
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's music festivals.
Montréal was founded in the eigtheenth century so it's had plenty of time to acquire a number of cultural events - one of which is the International Jazz Festival. June is also a good time to visit because of the fine weather.
Approximately 300 kilometres long and rich in history, the Northern Peninsula is a highlight of any visit to Newfoundland. This area has always been recognized throughout the world as 'Iceberg Alley' so it's no surprise it has an annual festival dedicated to these extraordinary natural wonders.
Nova Scotia is a land of lobsters and lighthouses: maritime influences dominate this pretty, historic peninsula. Each June it is the setting for the annual seafood festival which aims to showcase the best of Nova Scotia culture.
Summer in Queenstown provides you with a multitude of outdoor activities - or you can simply relax and drink in the ‘once in a lifetime’ scenery from one of the cafés on the lakeshore. With the onset of the winter, however, it becomes bustling ski resort.
Botswana is probably most famous for the Okavango Delta. It's here that the annual floods tend to arrive in June, creating flooded plains and deeper lagoons, which are ideal for good wildlife spotting.
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