Tanzania has great natural resources along its Indian Ocean coastline and 12 national parks, especially the 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq mi) Serengeti National Park, famed for its profusion of wildlife. Other attractions are the national dancing troupe and the ebony wood sculptures of the Makonde tribe. Visas are required and are valid for Zanzibar as well. Yellow fever and cholera immunizations are required and malaria suppressants advised. In 1997, there were 347,000 tourist arrivals, and tourist receipts totaled $392 million. That year there were 7,470 hotel rooms with 13,248 beds.
In 2002, the US Department of State estimated the cost of staying in Dar es Salaam at $217 per day.