This is a list of top 10 best places to visit in Narok County. The county covers an area of 17, 944 square kilometres, with an estimated population of 850, 920 people. County headquarters are located in Narok Town. The county is headed by Governor Samuel Tunai.
In no particular order, here is a list of 10 best places to visit in Narok County.
1. Maasai Mara National Reserve
It is one of Africa’s most diverse and top safari game viewing eco-system. The reserve is famous for the wildebeest migration from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The reserve is home to the big five; lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and the black rhinos. It also features cheetahs, hyenas, antelopes, zebras, cats and different species of birds. Stunning rivers and plains are also located within the reserve. It is a perfect destination for game viewing, camping, night game drives, ballooning and bush dinners.
2. Narok Museum
The museum is located in Narok Town. It features gallery exhibitions of pictures, artefacts, and paintings that depict the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Maasai and other speakers of the Maa language.
3. Mara Naboisho Conservancy
It is a private conservancy located adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It features a high concentration of wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, leopards, lions, aardvark, caracal, cheetahs and diverse species of birds. Numerous campsites and lodges are located within the 50,000-acre conservancy.
4. Olare Orok Conservancy
The conservancy covers an area of 33, 000 acres and directly adjoins the Maasai Mara National Reserve to the south. It features an impressive gorge (Ntiakitiak), extensive areas of acacia woodlands, a number of bird and wildlife species such as elephants, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, leopards, gazelles, cheetahs, and lions.
5. Ol Kinyei Conservancy
The conservancy lies on a stretch of leased land belonging to the Maasai community, covering about 18, 700 acres. It is home to two safari camps, Porini Mara Camp and Porini Cheetah Camp, which can both accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. The conservancy is renowned for breathtaking sceneries such as springs, rolling hills, open savannah plains and a wide variety of animal species. Activities one can engage in at the conservancy include game viewing, camping, birdwatching, and nature walks.
6. Mount Suswa Conservancy
It was mainly established to halt the massive degradation of the Mount Suswa eco-system and to promote sustainable use of its resources. The conservancy features wildlife such as lions, baboons, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, and civet cats. It is a perfect destination for cave exploration, game viewing, hiking, camping and nature trails.
7. Enonkishu Conservancy
It is situated on the northernmost point of the greater Mara eco-system. It offers an incredible game viewing experience. It features wildlife such as elephants, lions, leopards, colobus monkeys, cheetahs, hippos and crocodiles found in Mara River which passes through the conservancy.
8. Loita Hills
The spectacular hills feature pockets of remote forests, open plains and diverse species of birds. It is a suitable destination for hiking and bird watching activities.
9. Mara Savannah Maasai Market
The market gives you an opportunity to buy and also view different Maasai African art, handcrafted beaded jewellery, souvenirs, gifts and decorating materials.
10. Elewana Sand River
It is located within the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It is an ideal destination for exceptional game-viewing and camping activities. The facility offers luxury tented accommodation and exquisite dining.