If you want to travel but want to avoid the large crowds, head to the southern and western parks. These always remain relatively quiet but have arguably as good wildlife viewing as the northern parks. This is even more relevant if you want to see chimpanzees. Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe National Park have the highest number of wild chimpanzees and are home to some of the most important research into these creatures of all time. July to October is the ideal time to visit and you can relax on the shores of Lake Tanganyika after a day out on safari.
Following on from the ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival) Stone Town continues its celebrations with the Zanzibar Cultural Festival involving traditional dance, arts and crafts and taarab music.