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Mau Forest

The Mau Forest is the largest indigenous montane forest enclosures in the whole of East Africa. It is also a place which receives the highest rainfall in Kenya and thus you must avoid going here during monsoon. The forest is also the largest water catchment area in Kenya and due to all these facts, it has started attracting a number of people. Highlights:You will find numerous plant and bird species in the forest and for this reason is termed as a heaven for bird watchers. You can also spot various local ethnic groups with whom you can interact during your visit. The Rift valley is a must visit place inside the Mau Forest complex.Location:It is located at Nairobi Road, Elburgon, Kenya. Timings:The place is open throughout the day and night. Price:There is no particular price for visiting the forest but you can donate an amount for the conservation of the forest.

Narok Museum

Narok Museum is the solo official attraction of the town. It is a small museum that displays contemporary and traditional Maasai culture as well as that of the different Maa speaking people including the Ndorobo, Samburu and Njemps peoples.

Highlights: The Narok Museum also known as the Maa Museum is a home to the exquisite variety of artefacts and pictures that very well preserve the strength and beauty of the rich traditional culture of the people who speak Maa. You can also found exceptional ethnographic portraits of Joy Adamson.

Location: The Narok Museum is located in B3 of Narok in Kenya.

Timings: Narok Museum remains open from 9:00 AM in the morning to 5:00 PM in the evening.

Price: For adults the admission fee is Ksh 500 and for the children the admission fee is KSH 250.

Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is one of the most incredible game reserve of the world. Nestled on the border of Tanzania, Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti. It makes for the wildlife corridor between the two countries Tanzania and Kenya.

Highlights: Maasai Mara is christened after the dignified and red cloacked people of Maasai who reside here and graze their animals here. In the local language, Mara refers to mottled which is perhaps a reference to the play of shadow and light from the acacia trees as well as the cloud-studded skies on the vast spread grass lands. The park is majorly known for its Great Migration when several thousands of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson's gazelle travel to and fro from Serengeti in the months from July to October.

Location: Maasai Mara is located on Narok County in Kenya.

Timings: 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Price: Non Resident Adults Inside the park – US$ 70 Non Resident outside the park – US$ 80 Non Resident Children inside the park – US$ 40 Non Resident Children outside the park -US$ 45 Non Resident Student Adult – US$ 40 Non Resident Student Children – US$ 20 EAST AFRICAN CITIZEN (Ksh) Citizen Adults – Ksh. 1000 Citizen Children – Ksh. 200 Citizen Student – Ksh. 200 EAST AFRICAN RESIDENTS (Ksh) Resident Adult – Ksh 1,200 Resident Children – Ksh 300 Resident Student – Ksh 300

Mara Naboisho Conservancy

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a private conservancy which is a ground breaking project of tourism.

Highlights: Visitors coming here for exploration and can encounter a lot of personal space, wildlife and freedom. Camping can be a good fun here. You can set up the camp on the plains of the African savannah and wake up to the sounds of the zebras right from out of your tent. This conservancy is also a home to the big cats in vast numbers. A variety of wildebeest, elephant and giraffes can also be spotted here. Unlike its neighbour Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Naboisho Conservancy strictly keeps a count on the number of tourists who visit the place.

Location: Mara Naboisho Conservancy is located in Kenya and lies adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Timings: The Mara Naboisho Conservancy remains open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price: You’ll have to pay a small entry fee to take admission in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

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  • Q. Travel Advice

    ·         Be wary of the touts.

    ·         Do not let any one cheat you.

    ·         Avoid consuming alcohol more than what you can handle.

    ·         Do not drink and drive.

    ·         Book cabs or taxis that follow prepaid mechanism. In case that is not possible, negotiate the fare before booking,

    ·         Do not get involved in drugs of any form.

    ·         Make sure you dress appropriately especially when you are traveling to some religious place.

    ·         Girls please ensure that the clothes you wear are not skimpy or revealing.

    ·         Do not leave your excess cash or valuables in the hotel room.

    ·         Stay in the hotel which provides you with the facility of the room safe.

    ·         Do not leave your important documents in the hotel room.

    ·         Carry with you at least one proof of identity whenever you go out.

    ·         Do not flaunt your valuables and cash in public places.

    ·         Gather enough information about the place before traveling. It is a good idea to draft an itinerary before traveling.

    ·         In case there is a banner or board saying, ‘No Photography’ adhere to it.

    ·         Do not film in a place without the permission.

    ·         Make sure you only carry cash that you’ll need during your travel.

    ·         Nudity is strictly prohibited. 

  • Q. Drinking Law

    In Narok the legal age for drinking is 18 years. 

  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Narok Museum

    Narok Museum is a great place to visit in the city of Narok. This museum is a part of National Museum of Kenya. You can explore various amazing artifacts and pictures that depicts the culture of Maasai Community. One can also learn about Maasai culture and few words of the Maa language. The museum is beautiful and well organized. Entry fees you pay here is used for the heritage conservation. If you are visiting Narok city, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Narko museum as it is a must visit place.

    Masai Mara National Park

    Masai mara National Park, also known as “The Mara” by locals is a game reserve in Narok County. This national reserve is administered by Narok local council. Masai Mara is globally famous for Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs. The national reserve is also home to elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos, Thomson's gazelle, hyena, hippos and 1.5 million migrating wildebeest. The Masai Mara is largely known for its Great migration. This is the most celebrated animal migration event. Usually the event is conducted between the months of July and August on annual places. So, if you are visiting Narok during that period, it is a good idea to partake in the event. It must definitely be in your places to visit in Narok.

    Mara River

    Mara River is situated in Mara region in Tanzania and Narok County. The Mara River basin is spread across 13,504 km that is located 65% in Kenya and 35% in Tanzania. The river flows across various regions, among them, world famous Masai Mara National reserve is the one. Mara River is also used to carry out small scale agriculture. The river is a vital source for animals grazing nearby so if you want to spot some animals, it is a good place to be at.

    Great Rift valley

    Great Rift valley is an intra continental rigid system that runs through Kenya from north to south and is one of the famous tourist places. The valley features Cherangani hill and also some active volcanoes. Great Rift valley also contains many beautiful lakes. The Valley is also home to the gull-billed tern, little grebe, yellow-billed stork, black-necked grebe, black-winged stilt, pied avocet, grey-headed gull and African spoonbill. Great Rift Valley was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

    Loita Hills

    Loita Hills borders Great Rift valley and is one of the famous place to visit in Narok. It is a famous sightseeing spot for viewing Elephants and Buffaloes. You may also encounter Columbus monkeys, Impalas, and rarely seen Dik diks. One can also explore various species of birds at this hill. Loita Hills is a must visit place to experience wildlife creatures. It is also a great vantage point from where one can spot some of the most endangered animals in the hills.

  • Q. What you will like there?

    Game viewing

    Masai Mara National Park provides you with an excellent opportunity of game viewing. The National Park is quite rich in wildlife. You may get a chance to see lions, cheetah, and wild beets among other animals and this is what the National Park is famous for. You can either take your private vehicle or you can book it from the National Park. If you are looking for an adventurous ride in Narok, then Game viewing is for you.


    Adventurous rides can drain your whole energy. So to keep you going, various resorts and lodges offer massages and spa treatment that helps you relax as well as enjoy your stay in Narok. These resorts and camps provide you with quality services that will amaze you and help you re-energize for another adventurous ride in the city. So experience the hospitality this city has to offer.


    Narok city is also famous for a variety of handmade products offered by locals. You can buy handicraft items, strings of beads or beads already made up into necklaces. One can also purchase various beautiful jewelry products that Masai people have made with love and care. So indulge in a shopping spree and take back home beautiful gifts for your near and dear ones.

    Hot air safaris

    Hot air safari is an adventurous safari to be experienced from the sky through a hot air balloon. It is a great thing to do in Narok. This safari ride will let you explore stunning landscape and abundant wildlife. You can spot lions, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas, elephants, giraffes and antelope species. Ballooning is the best way to search for rarely seen Black Rhinos. If you are planning to visit Mara somewhere between July and October then you may witness “Great migration” of over a million wildebeest, along with large numbers of zebras and gazelle from above.

    Adventurous sports

    You can indulge in different adventurous sports in Narok city. One can trek through Loita hills or can also participate in river rafting at Mara River. Explore wildlife through adventurous safari ride at Masai Mara National Park. There are many kind of other adventurous activities that tourists can enjoy while spending their holidays in Narok.  

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