Open in 2007, the Sudan villa with its neo-Sudanese architecture consists of two buildings on either side of the garden. One houses a restaurant and the reception area; the other houses two floors of rooms. The green surroundings are not that big but they are nicely layed out on the banks of the Niger river. The small estate is entered through a large porch that looks out onto one of the more peaceful streets. Far from the hustle and bustle of the centre of the capital, the place is relaxing and has a small swimming pool. There are some bamboo deck chairs facing the Niger river and sofas sheltered by a straw roof. It is the perfect place to sit back and relax. However, access to the river is not possible due to the gates that protect the Sudan villa. The care taken in choosing the local materials (thatch, brick, wood, stones...), the vegetation and the presence of African sculptures is particularly pleasant.