Tourist attractions include the Mandouri hunting reserve in the northeast, and the beaches and deepsea fishing of the Gulf of Guinea coast. Even though social and political calm has been restored after disturbances in the early 1990s, there has been lack of financial resources for the development of tourism. In 2000, there were 59,541 tourist arrivals creating a 19% occupancy rate in the 2,358 hotel rooms. Tourism receipts totaled about $5 million.
According to 2002 US government estimates, daily travel expenses for a stay in Lomé were approximately $131. Daily expenses are about $67 in Kara, and $50 elsewhere.