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List Of Best Places To Visit In Garissa County

by Zack Abuyeka

This is a list of 7 best places to visit in Garissa County. Its capital and largest town is Garissa. It has an estimated population of 623,060 people. The county is headed by Governor Ali Bunow Korane.

In no particular order, here is a list of 7 best places to visit in Garissa County.

1. Arawale National Reserve

It is a designated conservation area that covers about 533 square kilometers. Major attractions here include wildlife such as the hirola, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, buffalos, Grevy’s zebra and diverse species of birds. It is an ideal place to visit for bird watching adventures, camping, game viewing, and nature walks.

2. Boni National Reserve

The reserve was gazetted in 1976 as a dry season sanctuary for elephants in the former Ijara and Lamu districts. It occupies an area of approximately 1,339 square kilometers. Attractions here include wildlife such as bush pigs, buffalos, elephants, zebras, waterbucks, wild dogs and over 100 species of birds. It is a haven for game viewing and bird watching adventures.

3. Garissa Community Giraffe Sanctuary

It is a community-based conservation initiative, situated about 3 kilometers from Garissa town, in the village of Bour-Algi. You can visit the place to have a glimpse of a large number of giraffes,  attracted by the abundant acacia trees within the area. It’s also home to the rare white giraffes.

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4. Nomad Palace Hotel

It is situated along the Garissa- Dadaab road. It offers exquisite accommodation in guest rooms categorized as deluxe twin rooms, deluxe double rooms, suites, and superior double rooms. It also prides in state of the art conference facilities, a business center, a mini bar and restaurant that serves sumptuous meals.

5. Almond Resort

It offers prestigious accommodation together with a luxurious combination of quality amenities and facilities like, state of the art conference rooms, a swimming pool, bar/lounge, a fitness center and a restaurant that serves both local and international cuisine.

6. Lantern Resort

It is a luxury resort located along Lamu road in Garissa town. It offers accommodation in guest rooms that are furnished with modern furniture and equipment, to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. It also prides in state of the art meeting/conference facilities, a swimming pool, a wellness center and an onsite restaurant that offers sumptuous meals.

7. Tana Garden Hotel

It is located along the Garissa-Dadaab road. It offers comfortable accommodation in guest rooms categorized as standard double rooms, deluxe double rooms, and standard twin rooms. Other services and facilities offered include; free WiFi, modern meeting/conference facilities and an onsite restaurant that serves a variety of meals.

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