Narok County is one of the Kenya’s top tourist destinations. As a county, it hosts Maasai Mara Game Reserve, commonly known as the Seven Wonder of the world, the epitome of the Wildbeast Migrationworld’s diverse wildlife like elephants, lions, cheaters, buffaloes, hyenas, rhinos, all kinds of birds and wildebeest.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is approximately 270 KM from Nairobi and takes about 4 to 5 hours by road. Wilson Airport also has 2 scheduled flights to the park which take 40-45 minutes. It currently has 5 gates with plans for an extra gate in the near future with the main Selekani as the main gate.
The wildebeest migration from Serengeti Park to Tanzania, across the heavily crocodile infested Mara river, which gives Maasai Mara the title Seven Wonder of the World, is one of the scenes that remain to be the favorite tourist attraction for the park and Kenya in general. In addition, due to the inevitable huge number of tourists, the county hosts some of the top hotels, airstrips, balloon safaris and tented camps.
It also homes the Maasai community respected for their pride in their beautiful culture.
Some of the top hotels and lodges that host the tourists at Maasai Mara include:
- Encounter Mara Camp
- Mara West Camp