The main tourist attractions are hunting, fishing, the waterfalls, and the many varieties of wild animals. Of special interest are the falls at Boali and Kembé, the megaliths of Bouar, and the Pygmies at Mongoumba. In 1997, there were 227 hotel rooms with 347 beds to accommodate the 17,000 tourists visiting the country. In 1998, only 7,748 tourist arrivals were recorded. Visitors must have a visa, a certificate indicating that they have been inoculated against yellow fever.
In 2000 the US Department of State estimated the cost of staying in Bangui at $151 per day. In smaller towns, these costs can drop significantly to about $50 per day, for hotel, food and other basic expenses.