Garissa is the capital city of Garissa County of Kenya. It is nestled in the former North Eastern Province. Garissa is a commercial hub as well as the market center of the Garissa County. This town also has a university, Garissa University College that sees a number of visitor.
Livestock production is a quintessential part of the economy of the town. Between the period spanning from 2005 to 2007, the cattle producers of Garissa University College earned more than 1.8 billion shillings in sales in both domestic as well as overseas markets. Construction on the new abattoir was done in 2007. When it comes to the import of livestock, the cattle of Garissa comes from the cross border trade conducted between the Somali livestock merchants. Given these advancements in economy, Garissa today is a fairly significant position. As a result of this, the tourism of the city has also been improved making it a hit spot for tourists visiting Kenya. Keeping pace with the growing tourism, there are several establishments in the city which offer accommodation. Some of the prominent guest houses, stays and hotels here include the Xiddig Hotel, Nomad Palace Hotel and Almond Hotel.
The landscape of the Garissa is usually arid and has a dessert terrain making it a pleasant tourist attraction in Kenya.