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

Rooms & rates

Have a look at our different room types. We offer bunk beds in dorms (19 beds), 2 private en-suite rooms, 2 private rooms with shared facilities, as well as tents! We also cater for groups. Please contact us for long-term accommodation.


Have a drink in our relaxing garden, or come over for a nice meal in our restaurant. On Mondays & Thursdays we serve a quick & affordable lunch and we have Paka Tuesdays! Our restaurant serves local & internationl food from 7AM till 8PM.


We work with local artists and women's groups who sell their products at Pakachere (from jam to pillow pets, tea boxes and coffee). We organise events & training courses in our creative centre and the space is available for meetings and studying.


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!

Check our activities page for Paka’s subjective travel guide for Malawi with tips.

We currently give discount or upgrades for people booking direct on private rooms because it is rainy season. Please mail us for details

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