Narok County

Narok County (until 2010 Narok District ) is a county in the Kenyan Rift Valley Province. The capital of the county is Narok. In County 2009 850.920 people lived on 17921.2 km ². The County is bordered on the south by Tanzania. Two-thirds of the area of ​​Narok County are considered as semi-desert. Narok is 1,000-3,000 meters above sea level. At higher elevations, there are rich, volcanic soil. There, wheat, barley, maize, beans and potatoes are planted, as well as people engage in sheep farming and dairy farming. In the deeper layers takes place mainly livestock. The water supply of the county proved increasingly difficult, the average distance to be covered to a water point in 2006 increased from 5 km to 18 km. In February 2012, however, was the average distance to be covered to a water point 5 to 12 km. Also poorly presented in 2005 the food situation in the County represents 23 % of the population were inadequate malnourished and had to rely on food donations, 52 % of the population lived below the poverty line.

In Narok County is the nature reserve of Masai Mara.

Despite the ban passed in 2001 the Female Genital this place in Narok County still in large numbers instead.


The county is divided into councils and divisions. There are three electoral districts, Kilgoris, Narok North and Narok South. Under the Constitution of 2010, the districts of Narok North, Narok South were, and Trans Mara united under the new name of Narok County.