Fast Facts

  • Website: http://www.narok.go.ke/
  • Capital: Narok
  • Governor: Samuel ole Tunai
  • Deputy Governor: Aruasa Evalyn Chepkirui

Information

Narok County is located on the South Rift Valley on the north of Tanzania. It covers an area of 17,944 sq km with a population of 850,920 people and a temperature range of 12 - 28 degrees C and two rainy seasons with average rainfall range of 500 to 1,800 mm per annum. The county has 3 Local Authorities (Town Council of Narok, County Council of Narok, and County Council of Transmara) Narok Town as is the county capital. It borders Nakuru, Bomet, Nyamira and Kisii to the North West, Kajiado to the East and Migori to the west. Narok County shares it's south west border with Tanzania. Narok County constitutes 5 sub(Narok North, Narok South, Narok East, Narok west, Emurua Dikirr and Kilgoris.).

Economic Activities

Tourism 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 wild beasts migration. It hosts a number of luxurious hotels, lodges, clubs and camp sites.

Large and medium scale agriculture is practiced with some of the best quality Wheat and Barley being grown in the fertile farmlands in the county. The county is home to the Mau Forest one of the most important water towers in Kenya and an important source of water and livelihood to the growing population and the Maasai-Mara Ecosystem.