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 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. Narok Town stands as a centre for services, business, and finance. For decades, Narok’s economy has benefited from tourism, agriculture, livestock keeping and mining. The 30,000-capacity William Ole Ntimama Stadium, a football stadium, is located in Narok.
Narok Town has several public and private primary and secondary schools.
Public Primary Schools
- Masikonde Primary School
- Ole Sankale Boarding School
- St. Mary’s Primary School
- St. Peter’s Primary
- Lenana Primary School
- Ilmashariani Primary School
Private Primary Schools:
- St. Peters Academy
- Narok County Academy
- Ongata School
- Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls
Public Secondary Schools
- Narok Boys’ High School.
- Maasai Girls’ High School.
- Ole Tipis Secondary School
- St Mary’s Secondary School.
Private Secondary Schools:
- St. Stephen Nkoitoi Secondary School
- Limanet Secondary School
- Narok Teachers Training College
- Narok West Technical Training Institute
- Ludepe Teachers College
- Lusaka Institute of Science and Technology
- Narok West Institute of Professional Studies
- WE College
- Bible College, Bisset Bible College
The town has seen structural and economic growth as the roads and new construction in the area.
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