All visitors must have a passport, visa, and a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. A cholera immunization is also recommended. Tourist attractions include the Nazinga, Arly, and "W" park game preserves, the National Museum and artesian centers in Ouagadougou and market towns such as Gorom-Gorom. In 1998 there were 612,787 tourist arrivals, tourist expenditures totaled $42 million, and the hotels had an occupancy rate of 58%.
In 2002, the US government estimated the costs of staying in Ouagadougou at $136 per day. Costs are significantly cheaper outside the capital. Daily expenses in Bobo-Dioulasso are estimated at $73, while costs elsewhere in the country can drop to $65 per day.