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Narok County

Narok County is situated in Kenya along the Great Rift Valley. The county is named after, Enkare Narok, the river flowing through Narok town. Narok County covers an area of 17,944 sq km and has a population of 850,920. The temperature range is 12 to 28 0C and the average rainfall range of 500 to 1,800 mm per annum.

The Maasai Mara National Park , an important tourist destination, is located in Narok County. It is home to the Great Wildebeest Migration which is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. It constitutes 6 sub-counties namely:Kilgoris, Narok North, Narok South, Narok East, Narok West and Emurua Dikirr. Narok town is the district capital of Narok County and stands as the major centre of commerce in the county.

As per the UN study/research for the Kenya Vision 2030, Narok County is marked as one of the fundamental counties for the achieving economic pillar. Key contributions are in the tourism sector through the Maasai Mara and the agricultural sector through livestock farming.

Economic Activities in Narok County

The main economic activities in Narok County include:

Mining in Narok County

Mining activities include gold mining in Lolgorianie and Kilimapesa, quarry and sand harvesting.
Goldplat, one of the world’s biggest gold companies — which is also listed at the London Stock Exchange — was awarded the lease to exploit the large gold deposits in the Lolgorien area of the County in november last year.
The firm also discovered richer gold reserves at it Kilimapesa mines in Trans Mara to support commercial exploitation of the precious metal expected to be a key source of wealth for Narok County.The firm has also found gold deposits in an abandoned site, Red Ray, around Kilimapesa mines, which are expected to raise the mineral output to over 285kg per year, worth about Sh1.5 billion

Crop farming in both commercial and subsistence in Narok County

The main crops grown in the county are wheat, barley, maize, beans, Irish potatoes and horticultural crops. These crops are grown under rain fed, micro irrigation, and sprinkle and drip irrigation. Maize, wheat, barley and sugarcane are grown as cash crops. Maize and wheat are the highest income earning cash crops in the county.

Livestock farming in Narok County

This is practiced For both local and adaptive exotic breeds. Livestock farming in narok contribute 10 % of the country’s GDP

Tourism and Tourists Attractions in Narok County

This is the largest contributor to the county’s economy as it hosts the Maasai Mara National Reserve famously known as the seventh wonder of the world for the annual wildebeest migration. It hosts a number of luxurious hotels, lodges, clubs and camp sites.

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Narok County

Tourism in Narok County

Tourism in Narok County

The three-square-kilometre park is 385km from Nairobi and 27km from Kitale town in Trans-Nzoia District, Rift Valley Province. The park has forests and swamp. The swamp is dominated by tall bull-rushes and sedges and is bordered by open grasslands and riverine forests.

For more informatin visit: Saiwa Swamp National Park

Narok Museum

Category: Tourist Attractions in Narok County

This museum is situated in Narok Town. It depicts a scanty insight into the otherwise fascinating culture of the Maasai and other speakers of the Maa language.

For more informatin visit: Narok Museum

Masai Mara National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Narok County

Masai Mara National Reserve  is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas covering more than 1,500sq km it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya. It is located in the Great Rift valley in open grassland. Wildlife is most concentrated on the reserves western escarpment.

For more information visit: Masai Mara Nation Reserve

Notable Personalities in Narok County

Some of the influential personalities from the county include:-

David Rudisha who is the Olympics 2012 world champion and current record holder over 800m

David Rudisha

David Rudisha

Billy Komintai Konchellah the two time (1987 and 1991) 800m Olympics champion

Leonard Kirwa Kosencha, gold medal winner 800m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.

Patrick konchella winner at 1994 Commonwealth Games

Narok County Jobs

Narok County Jobs opportunities for all qualified personnel and those who would wish to work with Narok County government. Jobs in Narok County are posted on the county website.

Jobs in Narok County are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.

To access these Narok county jobs advertisement click the link: http://www.narok.go.ke/ for the latest job opportunities in the county.

Narok County Tenders

Narok county tenders are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.

To access tenders in Narok county click the link: http://www.narok.go.ke/tenders for the latest job opportunities in the county.

Narok County Governor and Deputy Governor

The current governor of Narok County is Hon. Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai and the deputy governor is Hon. Aruasa Evalyn Chepkirui.

Constituencies in Narok County

  1. Kilgoris Constituency
  2. Emurua Dikiri Constituency
  3. Narok North Constituency
  4. Narok East Constituency
  5. Narok South Constituency
  6. Narok West Constituency

Narok County Wards

Details about Narok County Wards will be updated soon…

Top Best Accommodation and Hotels in Narok County

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Category: Hotels in Narok County

Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Masai Mara – Located at the very center of the famous ‘Mara Triangle’ of the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination.

For more information visit: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Category: Lodges in Narok County

Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature.

For more information visit: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Olare Mara Kempinski

Category: Hotels in Narok County

The Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara is the perfect choice for an authentic safari experience. Tucked away in a grove on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, this elegant tented camp effortlessly blends in with the landscape, while at the same time providing the modern comforts you would expect from a luxury hotel.

For more information visit: Olare Mara Kempinski

Ashnil Mara Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

A stunning camp on the banks of the Mara River, offering unrivaled position for wildlife spotting all the year round, and close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration. The 40 luxury tents are beautifully designed and carefully crafted and include en suite shower and a veranda.

For more information visit: Ashnil Mara Camp

Mara Explorer Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Mara Explorer Camp is situated on a broad thickly forest bend of the Talek River in the middle of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Mara Explorer has its own all-weather airstrip.

For more information visit: Mara Explorer Camp

Sarova Mara Game Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Sarova Mara Game Camp is 5 minutes’ drive from Sekenani Gate in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Set in landscaped gardens of exotic trees and indigenous shrubs, the camp is surrounded by a 24hr electric fence.

For more information visit: Sarova Mara Game Camp

Mara Intrepids Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

The Mara Intrepids Camp is set on the vast grasslands of the Masai Mara with the Talek River flowing past. This spacious tented abode has a signature view of the endless Mara plains. Ideal for families, the camp offers just 30 tents, including new two-bed roomed family tents complete with a spacious lounge and an outside deck.

For more information visit:  Mara Intrepids Camp

 Olarro Lodge

Category: Lodges in Narok County

Nestling in the contours of an ancient hillside,Olarro Lodge is exclusive, intimate and stylish. The lodge is on a large group ranch, formed in order to secure an intrinsic part of the greater Maasai Mara tor wildlife habitat. It aims to preserve the environment and wildlife and strengthen the traditional heritage of the Masai.

For more information visit: Olarro Lodge

 Keekorok Lodge

Category: Lodges in Narok County

Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning abundance in the local Maasai language.The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve.

For more information visit:  Keekorok Lodge

Little Governors’ Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Set around a small waterhole near the Mara River, Little Governors‘ Camp has a perfect view of the constant flow of mammals and birds attracted to the water. The camp is on the opposite side of the river from the other Governors properties, and is reached by boat. This charming journey enhances the romantic and secluded atmosphere of the camp.

For more information visit: Little Governors’ Camp

Mara Simba Lodge

Category: Lodges in Narok County

Mara Simba Lodge overlooks a dramatic bend of the Talek River. The lodge’s grounds stretch along the river, and its landscaped gardens are filled with indigenous trees that are home to a variety of birds and but’ butterflies. The lodge was designed to complement its surroundings and is decorated in traditional Maasai style.

For nore information visit: Mara Simba Lodge

Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Situated on the banks of the Talek River, Tipilikwani Camp overlooks the Masai Mara National Reserve.

For more information visit: Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Sekenani Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

The camp is operated in conjunction with twenty six Masai families who have a share in the business. It is the logistical center for a community development project developing infrastructure for health-care, veterinary services, education and clean water for people living around the reserve.

For more information visit:  Sekenani Camp

Sanctuary Olonana Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented camp on a private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment close to where the famous last scene from ‘Out of Africa’ was filmed. Game concentration is high and during the wildebeest migration the action happens on the camp’s doorstep.

For more information visit: Sanctuary Olonana Camp

 Mpata Safari Club

Category: Hotels in Narok County

Mpata Safari Club is named after the famed Tanzanian artist, SG Mpata, and designed by Edward Suzuki, a leading architect in Japan. Set high on Oloololo Escarpment, the club has panoramic views across the Mara plains.

For more information visit:  Mpata Safari Club

 Governors’ Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Air services bring you to your camp effortlessly, and ingredients for gourmet meals are flown in daily. Accommodation is in huge tents in the Masai Mara, in traditionally designed luxury rooms constructed in the local Luo style at Mfangano, in the old settler farmhouse at Loldia, and cottages on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Service is personal, attentive and friendly. Security and safety are ensured with constant radio and medical back up.

For more information visit: Governors’ Camp

 Mara Siria Luxury Tented Bush Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Mara Siria Camp is a luxurious and eco-friendly tented safari camp located on top of the Siria Escarpment on the Western border of the Masai Mara. It offers absolute unique and stunning views into the plains of the Masai Mara Triangle and the Mara River. The Oloololo Gate and Kichwa Tembo Airstrip (daily scheduled flights to Nairobi and Mombasa/Ukunda) are only 15 minutes drive away. Mara Siria Camp offers the perfect starting point for your safari.

For more information visit:  Mara Siria Luxury Tented Bush Camp

Porini Lion Camp

Category: Camps in Narok County

Named, Porini Lion Camp is ideally positioned to see these and other big game. The camp is situated on the banks of the Ntiakntiak River in the Olare Orok Conservancy, an exclusive 20,000 – acre conservancy that borders the Masai Mara National Reserve.

For more information visit: Porini Lion Camp

Other Lodges, Camps, and Hotels in Narok County

  1. Suguroi Hill Tree House – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  2. Kileleoni Mara Guest House – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  3. Encounter Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  4. Basecamp Dorobo Bush Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  5. Saruni Lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  6. Saruni Wild Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  7. Mara House – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  8. Richard’s Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  9. Ngerende Island Lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  10. Richard’s Private Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  11. Mara Plains Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  12. Acaluma Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  13. Nyumbu Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  14. Bush Buck Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  15. Kicheche Valley Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  16. Ngare Serian Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  17. Elephant Pepper Tree Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  18. Amani Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  19. Kicheche Bush Camp
  20. Olumara Tented Camp
  21. Offbeat Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  22. Jacqueline’s House – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  23. Royal Mara Safari lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  24. Cheetah Tented Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  25. Serian Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  26. Porini Lion Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  27. Naboisho Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  28. Exploreans Mara Rianta Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  29. David Livingstone Safari Resort – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  30. Duma Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  31. Kicheche Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  32. Mara Timbo Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  33. Mara Enkipai Safari Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  34. Salt Springs Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  35. Olonana Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  36. Mpata Safari Club – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  37. Mara Siria Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  38. Kilima Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  39. Kensington Mara West Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  40. Kichwa Tembo Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Masai Mara Lodges Camps and Hotels

    Masai Mara Lodges Camps and Hotels

  41. Bateleur Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  42. Little Governors‘ Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  43. Governors‘ II Moran Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  44. Governors’ Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  45. Mara Serena Safari Lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  46. Enkewa Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  47. Mara Explorer Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  48. Kichakani Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  49. Riverside Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  50. Fig Tree Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  51. Mara Kima Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  52. JK Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  53. Ashnil Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  54. Mara Ngenche Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  55. Entim Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  56. Little Naibor Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  57. Naibor Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  58. Rekero Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  59. Mara Bush Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  60. Matira Bush Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  61. Mara lntrepids Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  62. Basecamp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  63. Camp Oloshaiki – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  64. llkeliani Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  65. Tipilikwani Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  66. Sala’s Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  67. Cottars 1920s Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  68. Black Leopard Retreat Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  69. Mara Leisure Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  70. Mara Eden Safari Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  71. Mara Simba Lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  72. Keekoroky Lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  73. Elangata Olerai Luxury Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  74. Ol Moran Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  75. Impala Wildlife Lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  76. Enchoro Wildlife Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  77. Big Time Safari Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  78. Masai Mara Manyatta Camp – Kenya
  79. Losho Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  80. Mara Sokonoi Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  81. Eritumoto Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  82. Sekenani Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  83. Sentrim Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  84. Ol Tome Mara Magic Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  85. Oldarpoi Mara Community Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  86. Enkolorig Tented Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  87. Siana Springs Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  88. Mara Bushtops Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  89. Mara Bush House – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  90. Spurwing Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  91. Kimana Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  92. Mara Springs Safari Camp – Maasai Mara
  93. Semadep Safari Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  94. Leleshwa Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  95. Mara Under Canvas Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  96. Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  97. Little Olarro House – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  98. Olarro Lodge – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  99. Mara Porini Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  100. Basecamp Wilderness – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  101. Maji Moto Eco Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  102. Seasons Hotel – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  103. Siana Springs Tented Camp
  104. Sarova Mara Game Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  105. Sanctuary Olonana Camp
  106. Rhino River Camp
  107. Olumara Camp
  108. Nyumbu Camp
  109. Mara Intrepids Camp
  110. Kicheche Mara Camp
  111. Ilkeliani Camp
  112. Governors’ Private Camp
  113. Governors’ Il Moran Camp
  114. Elephant Pepper Camp
  115. Ashnil Mara Camp
  116. Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp
  117. Mpata Safari Club
  118. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge – Kenya
  119. Mara Simba Lodge
  120. Fairmont Mara Safari Club – Maasai Mara, Kenya

 Facts About Narok County

Narok County is located on the South Rift Valley on the north of Tanzania, it borders six counties with Nakuru county to the North, Bomet county, Nyamira county and Kisii county to the North West, Kajiado county to the East and Migori county to the West.

 Area (Km 2): 17,944

 Climate: temperatures range from minimum of 8 to maximum of 28 degrees centigrade. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall ranging from 500 to 1,800 mm per annum.

 Road network:

Bitumen Surface 172 Km

Gravel Surface 162Km

Earth Surface 205.5 Km

Narok County Population

Population: 850,920

Male 50%

Female 50%

 Density: 47 people per Km2

 National Percentage: 2.2%

 Population Growth Rate: 3.3%

 Age distribution:

0-14 Years53%

15-64 Years45%

over 65 years2%

Narok County Government

 County capital: Narok Town

Number of Constituencies (2010): 3 (Narok North, Narok South and Kilgoris)

 Registered Voters: 221,286

 National percentage of Registered Voters: 2%

 Number of Districts (2009): 4 (Narok North, Narok South, Transmara East, Transmara West/Dikirr)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Town Council of Narok, County Council of Narok, County Council of Transmara)

Tourism and Tourists Attractions in Narok County

Narok County is located on the South Rift Valley on the north of Tanzania, it borders six counties with Nakuru to the North, Bomet, Nyamira and Kisii to the North West, Kajiado to the East and Migori to the West.

Saiwa Swamp National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Narok County

Tourism in Narok County

Tourism in Narok County

The three-square-kilometre park is 385km from Nairobi and 27km from Kitale town in Trans-Nzoia District, Rift Valley Province. The park has forests and swamp. The swamp is dominated by tall bull-rushes and sedges and is bordered by open grasslands and riverine forests.

For more informatin visit: Saiwa Swamp National Park

Narok Museum

Category: Tourist Attractions in Narok County

This museum is situated in Narok Town. It depicts a scanty insight into the otherwise fascinating culture of the Maasai and other speakers of the Maa language.

For more informatin visit: Narok Museum

Masai Mara National Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Narok County

Masai Mara National Reserve  is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas covering more than 1,500sq km it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya. It is located in the Great Rift valley in open grassland. Wildlife is most concentrated on the reserves western escarpment.

For more information visit: Masai Mara Nation Reserve

Economy of Narok County

 Resources: Natural (Maasai Mara Reserve, Mara River, Arable Land), Financial (CDF, LATF, Collections from Maasai Mara Reserve)

 Financial services: 6 Commercial banks, 8 Micro-Finance Institutions

 Poverty Level: 12% of population live below the poverty line

 Age dependency Ratio: 122.6

Main Economic Activities/industries: Tourism in Maasai Mara, Commercial Farming, Livestock Farming

 Main Agricultural products: Wheat, Barley, Maize, Livestock

 Social and Cultural activities: Maasai Traditional Practice

Education of Narok County

 Pupil to teacher ratio for public schools:33:1

 Primary schools 571

 Total enrollment 175,409

 Enrollment rate

Boys 83%

Girls 73%

Secondaries 61

 Total enrollment 13,852

Enrollment rate

Boys 20%

Girls 15%

Youth Polytechnics 8

 University College 1

Health in Narok County

 Health facilities: Dispensary (84), Health Centres (16), Sub District (1), District (3)

 Doctors to Population Ratio: 1:100,953

 Infant Mortality Rates: 60 per 1,000 (Rift Valley Province)

 Under-Five Mortality Rates: 12 per 1,000 (Rift Valley Province)

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, foot and mouth, tryponosomiasis, HIV/Aids

 Notable Hospitals: Narok District Hospital (155 beds) and Transmara District Hospital (32 Beds Capacity)

Narok County Contacts

Name: Narok County Headquarters
Address: PO BOX 898-20500 Narok,Kenya
Physical address: Off Mau Narok – Nakuru Road, Narok Town
Email: info@narok.go.ke

Narok County Website

Websitehttp://www.narok.go.ke/

Narok County Map

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