For your safety we have a limited amount of rooms/beds open. We follow all international rules of sanitising, disinfecting and airing rooms. Our staff wear masks and do not come to work when they feel unwell.
If you want, you can already fill in our check-in form and mail it to us in advance. This to prevent you having to touch our counter and pen! We can do the same when you check-out. You can ask to pay contacless with Airtel Money, TNM Mpamba or via bank transfer (Standard Bank Mw).
Please wear a mask and wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds on arrival and respect 1 metre distance. All our Front-of-House staff members are vaccinated.
Have a look at our different room types. We offer (bunk) beds in dorms (18 beds; MWK8,000/10,000), 2 private en-suite rooms (MWK30,000/35,000), 2 private rooms with shared facilities, as well as camping and luxury tents in the dry season! We do cater for groups. Please contact us for information & bookings. We sanitise, disinfect and air the rooms for at least 24 hours between guests.
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 freshly prepared food from 8AM-8PM Tuesdays till Saturdays; Sundays till 3PM; and closed on Mondays. We cater for most diets (vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, etc.) and serve nsima & relish for lovers of Malawian food
OUR INDOOR MEETING PLACE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We organise events & training courses in our meeting room and on our new stage. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to use our space for meetings, rehearsals, or performances. Our venue has ample space for physical distancing and our garden can be hired for weddings and other events.
WE WILL STILL OFFER TRIPS & ACTIVITIES DURING THE CORONA CRISIS. Ready for some action? Pakachere offers different kinds of trips & workshops. A local tour guide can take you hiking up the plateau or take you to Liwonde National Park. 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!
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.
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 (K2,000) and if there is not teacher available, we use videos or share our favourite moves. WE HOPE TO RESTART SOON
We love music and we love to dance. Sometimes we invite DJs to play till late. In the dry season we organise garden parties with live music, food and drinks. We also have the occasional karaoke night. Every year in May we organise Zomba City Festival - not to be missed!
Just chill! From live music to Paka Tuesday; we like offering entertainment, but we are a lodge 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.
Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor
This backpackers, nestled away in Zomba, was much appreciated after long, hard travel through Malawi. We camped on the grounds and just enjoyed the lovely atmosphere of Pakachere's itself.
I came to stay for two nights and wound up staying for four. The location was perfect being just a short walk into town and a couple of hours walk up to the plateau. The food was amazing with good portions served and for a good price.