Narok Town Guide
Coordinates: 01°05′S 35°52′E
County Narok County
Narok (sometimes referred to as Narok Town) is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya’s economy in south-west of the country, along the Great Rift Valley. Narok is the district capital of the Narok County and stands as the major centre of commerce in the district. Narok has a population of around 40,000 people, mostly Maasai. The Maasai, natives of Narok district, refer to Narok as Enkare Narok (meaning black water or dark water) named after, Enkare Narok, the river flowing through Narok town. The elevation of Narok is 1827 metres (5,997 feet) in altitude.
Narok Town is the last major town when travelling by road from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Park and Keekorok Lodge. The Narok town stands as a center for services, business, and finance. For decades, Narok’s economy was controlled by Asian and non-Maasai communities.
Narok Town has several public and parochial schools. These include the following primary schools: Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls, Masikonde Primary School, Ole Sankale Boarding School, St. Mary’s Primary School, St. Peter’s Primary. Also, the following secondary schools: Narok Boys’ High School, Maasai Girls’ High School, Ole Tipis Secondary School and St Mary’s Secondary School. Narok also has a Bible college, Bisset Bible College, and the newly upgraded Narok University, which was previously a teachers’ college. Currently the town has embarked on structural and economic growth as the roads and new beautiful building and modern branded shops are mushrooming each day. The common Narok Stadium has been deteriorating due to neglect, hence need to corporate bodies to chip in and bring back the Narok glory.
The main economic income is the tourism sector, which brings an estimated 10 billion Kenya Shillings annually, as well as wheat farming, which is done both in large and small scale.
Narok Town Population
Narok town has a diverse population of about 40,000 people. The Maasai people are the original inhabitants of the area but most of the businesses in town are owned by other ethnic groups of people who migrated into the areas from other parts of Kenya. Like most places in Kenya it is an extremely friendly town.
Narok town is frequented by tourists on their way to the world famous Maasai Mara National park. The Maasai Mara National park is located 30 miles south of the town. Just a few kilometers away from Narok town, rural areas, are traditional Maasai villages and homesteads and wild animals in abundance.
Narok Town Economy
Because Narok Kenya is a town in the middle of a rural area there is always an abundance of the freshest produce in the market, and there are plenty of grocery stores and small restaurants. Trips to both the Mara and to Nairobi are inexpensive and simple bus-rides away. The town is safe but because it does not have streets lights, it gets very dark at night.
Transport in Narok Town
Being an urban centre, Narok town has a good and well maintained road network. Most of the roads in this town are tarmacked hence the most convenient way to move from one place to another within the town is through ‘Matatus’,motorcycles or bicycles.
Narok Kenya has electricity, telephone and running water, although, water shortages are frequent and people have to use donkeys to carry water into their homes and businesses. The town is very busy and over the past five years the economy of Narok town has grown exponentially. However, the town could do with some physical planning and if proper management is put in place, the town could be one of the most beautiful cities in Kenya. The people in Narok Kenya are friendly and welcoming and you will certainly enjoy a visit to Narok.
Hotels In Narok Town
Maendeleo Parkview Hotel
Maendeleo Parkview Hotel offers a comfortable setting while in Narok.
The hotel provides comfortable rooms, designed to suit the needs of any traveller.
A luxury establishment situated in a leafy, quiet area overlooking the Mara plains. A stylish owner managed hotel only 3km from Narok town and perfect stopover for people traveling to and from Masai Mara. Staying guest gets free swimming and gym time. we regard it as lovely, comfortable retreat, offering outstanding value for money.
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Mara Frontier Hotel
Mara Frontier Hotel is located in Narok, 8 km from Naivas Supermarket and has a garden and a terrace. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a children’s playground. The property features a restaurant.
The units at the hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath or shower. Mara Frontier Hotel features some rooms that feature a balcony, and each room is fitted with a kettle. All rooms include a desk.
A continental, buffet or Full English/Irish breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.
Narok Picnic Site is 9 km from the accommodation.
Mara Gateway Hotel
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Narok County Map