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Narok is a town in Western Kenya along the Great Rift Valley and it is the district capital of Narok County with a population of 400,000 people most which are the Maasai who are the natives of Narok. This county is a major tourism destination in Kenya hosting Maasai Mara National Reserve and produces wheat in small and large scale hence supporting the economy of Kenya.
Narok Town has several public and parochial schools like Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls, Masikonde Primary School, Ole Sankale Boarding School, St. Mary's Primary School, St. Peter's Primary. And it has secondary schools like 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.
Attractions in and around Narok
Maasai Mara National Reserve- Maasai Mara is a large popular game reserve in Narok County in Kenya, adjoining the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people who ancestrally are the inhabitants of the area and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara," which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted," a description for the gathering of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.
It was originally established in 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary and covered only 520 square kilometers (200 sq mi) of the current area, including the Mara Triangle. The area was extended to the east in 1961 to cover 1,821 km2 (703 sq mi) and converted to a game reserve. The Narok County Council (NCC) took over management of the reserve at this time. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the yearly migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the great migration.
Narok Museum- The Narok Museum is located in Narok, Kenya exhibiting focus on Maasai cultural heritage, as well as other Maa-speaking cultures, including the Samburu, Njemps and Ndorobo peoples. Several of their artifacts are kept here to preserve their culture including their farming tools and fighting weapons like spears, bows and arrows.
Mara Naboisho Conservancy- This is a private conservancy for exploration and viewing of wildlife and freedom with camping options great for fun and relaxation. This conservancy protects and conserves the big cats in several numbers, a variety of wildebeest, elephant and giraffes are easily spotted here but the Mara Naboisho Conservancy keeps a count on the number of tourists visiting the conservancy.
This is part of the Maasai National Reserve best known for camping and watching wildlife animals and the wildlife lovers will spot several of Maasai Mara’s game like cheetahs, Zebras, Wildebeests and Thomson’s gazelles.
The Mau Forest
This is one of the largest remaing indigenous montane forests in East Africa and receives the highest amount of rainfall in Kenya therefore visitors are informed to avoid going there during monsoon. The forest is also the largest water catchment area in Kenyaand because of all these facts it has started attracting a number of tourists who view plant and bird species in the forest.
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