Welcome to Pakachere Backpackers Lodge. The number one hostel in Zomba, known for its beautiful location on the golf course, close to the centre.

 

Due to the corona crisis, we only have half our rooms open

Rooms & rates

Have a look at our different room types. We offer (bunk) beds in dorms (18 beds; $10/$15), 2 private en-suite rooms ($40/$50), 2 private rooms with shared facilities, as well as tents in the dry season! We also cater for groups. Please contact us for information & bookings. WE CURRENTLY ONLY HAVE 50% OF OUR ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE.

FACILITIES

OUR BAR & RESTAURANT HAVE REDUCED OPENING TIMES. Have a drink in our relaxing garden, or come for a nice meal in our restaurant. Our restaurant serves local & international freshly prepared food from 9AM till 5PM (on Tue/Fri/Sat till 8PM). We cater for most diets (vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, etc.)

MEETING SPACE

OUR MEETING PLACE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We organise events & training courses in our meeting room and the space is available for meetings and studying. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to use the room for a meeting or if you want to organise a show.

ACTIVITIES

WE WILL STILL OFFER TRIPS & ACTIVITIES DURING THE CORONA CRISIS. Ready for some action? Pakachere offers different kinds of trips & workshops. We also share our personal experiences of traveling around Malawi with links to nice places to stay in the country. Have a look and book your favourite!

QUIZ NIGHTS

We organise ONLINE quiz nights every 2 months. Dr Mike makes 6 rounds of fairly difficult questions. Usually with a picture round, entertainment, sports, science & nature, and pot luck. Teams of 4 people via WhatsApp. Start 7PM on Zoom and usually finished by 10. Check our Facebook page for dates!.

YOGA

Yoga is good for mind & body. Sometimes we organise low-budget no-frills yoga events in a weekend. We do yoga most Tuesdays at 6PM (K1,000) and if there is not teacher available, we use videos or share our favourite moves. WE HOPE TO RESTART SOON

MUSIC

We love music and we love to dance. ONE DAY WE WILL BE BACK WITH PARTIES. Sometimes we invite DJs to play till late. In the dry season we organise garden parties with live music, food (barbecue & cakes) and drinks (cocktails and more). The garden parties are usually on Saturday or Sunday afternoon and are child friendly. We also have the occasional karaoke night.

AND RELAX

Just chill! From karaoke to charity events and Paka Tuesday; we like offering evening/weekend entertainment, but we are a lodge at the end of the day so your REST is important. More often we have NO events, so you can relax, have a good night sleep, play bawo, and/or enjoy our garden. The garden is spacious enough for physical distancing.

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