Narok is the last place in 100km for you to refuel your vehicle before you enter the Masai Masa Game Reserve
If you think you've missed some souvenirs from the Masai village, don't worry because the road back to Nairobi is lined with many curio shops
When you stop for gas, some locals will come up to your vehicle to sell you Masai souvenirs or handicraft. You can get a fairly good price from them because they know that you only have a short time there and they have to make a sale
What to buy: Masai handicraft
Look after your personal belongings when the safari car stops in this town. The picnic areas and cafes are notorious places where many tourists have lost their camera equipment and money. An italian man in my travelling companion lost his expensive camera when he forgot it on the table. It was of course stolen, and never found again.
Don't get us wrong, we loved our time in Kenya, but after having traveled so many places independently, it was very difficult to be on a tour with no independence. For example, when we got to Narok, our guide said he knew a nice place for a picnic, it turned out to be a souvenir stand with some rotting benches. "Eat your lunch here, and we will be back in fifteen minutes, we need to make a call." An hour later, they finally return, no commission from any of us, we bought nothing.
Narok is an old dusty town west of Nairobi in south-west Kenya, along the Great Rift Valley.
It is the last major town when travelling by road from Nairobi to Masai Mara national park. Most of the safari cars stops here to buy supplies before entering the National Park. The town is the district capital and has the major center of commerce in the district. The population is 40,000 people, mostly Maasai.