Brief Directions: The remote Maasai Mara National Reserve is in southwestern Kenya, at the top of the route of the Great Migration of wildebeests and other creatures from the Serengeti, farther south.
Best Season: Spring
Description: As part of vehicle safari of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, I visited the Maasai village of Enkereri, which the chief told me means "Viewpoint," for it is on a ridge above the acacia-spotted savannah far below. For a fee, the villagers allowed our group to watch their dances, visit a few of their homes - and take photographs. The young men, dressed in their bright robes, each took a turn making athletic standing jumps, a Maasai tradition showcasing their strength, dexterity and determination.