Activities

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Trips

‘Welcome to Zomba’ trip

Meet Zomba in an interactive way, with a Malawian guide. On this trip, you start the day with a Chichewalesson, so you’ll be prepared for the rest to come! Have a walk down the beautiful gardens, go to the market and find ingredients for your self-made dinner! Our chefs will help you make the local dish, Nsima! On top of that, the guide will teach you how to play the original Bawo game.

 

It’s also possible to book these activities separate.

 

Groups: 5 – 14 people

Time: 09.30 uur Start Chichewa lesson at  Pakachere

 

11.00 uur Start walking Botanical Gardens en Zomba city

13.30 uur Lunch at Sangalalani restaurant

14.30 uur Do shoppings at the local market

15.30 uur Cookingworkshop at Pakachere kitchen

17.30 uur Self-made dinner

19.00 uur Bao game

 

Costs: 8.000 MWK per person

Zomba plateau trip

One in Zomba, is taking a walk on the plateau! Together with our experienced guide, you will discover the 2085 meter high mountain. He can tell you a lot about the flora & fauna, and knows all the nice hidden spots.

 

We offer 4 different trips:

Trip 1: Waterfalls (3 hours)

Trip 2: Queens & Emperors view & waterfalls (4 hours)

Departure from Pakachere by arrangement

Trip 3: Highest peek & Chingwe’s hall & Waterfalls & potato path (6 hours)

Trip 4: Highest peek & Chingwe’s hall & Potato village (potato path) & Waterfalls (8 hours)

Departure from Pakachere between 08.00/09.00 o’clock

 

1 persons 20.000 MWK

2 persons 12.000 MWK

3 persons or more 10.000 MWK

(including lunch, 2 drinks & transport)

Visit one of the community based projects of our partner Be More

Be More is a Dutch charity that supports small development organizations in several African and Asian countries through an international volunteer program. Through our volunteer program Be More is able to exchange knowledge and we are able to offer financial support.

 

Be More is in partnership with five local community based projects around Zomba. As a guest at Pakachere we offer you the opportunity to experience the work of our partners and help in one of the communities for (half) a day.

 

During you visit main activities may include:

  • Assisting in class at the nursery schools.
  • Provide home based care to the sick and elderly in the community.
  • Join Hiv/Aids and life skills education for various groups.
  • Join in sports and games with the children and youth.

 

Please contact the Manager of Pakachere if you want to visit one of the projects. She can provide you with more details about your visit, and help you find the best project for you!

 

Groups: starting from 1 person

Time: 07.00 – 12.00 or 12.00 – 17.00

 

Half a day 8.000 MWK per person

Full day 10.000 MWK per person

Historical city walk

Zomba, the previous main capital of Malawi, has a lot of interesting history. Story’s you won’t usually hear on the streets. Our guide will take a walk with you around the area and tell you about the past and present. You will get to know the real Zomba, with all of its political and cultural history. Pass the government’s house, the memorial arch, the old parliament building and visit Zomba’s political prison. 4-6 hours.

 

1 person 8.500 MWK

2 persons 7.500 MWK

3 persons or more 5.000 MWK

Chilema tree & Sand sculptures

Somewhere around Malosa, you will find the Chilema tree. A famous tree of its size and stories. Together with our guide, you will discover this deep part of the jungle, get to the three. Afterwards, you bring a visit to the special sand sculptures. There are mysterious stories about whether they were made by humans or by nature. 6 hours.

 

1 persons 20.000 MWK

2 persons 12.000 MWK

3 persons or more 10.000 MWK

(including lunch, 2 drinks & transport)

Ntonyamountain (Vulcanic crater)

On a 20 minute drive from Zomba, you find Ntonyamountain. Ntonya (which means ‘uneducated’) is the name of the village of Ntonyamountain. Many Islamic people moved to Malawi and established a new village on top of the Volcanic crater. Inside the (non active) crater, you’ll find very fertile land and many crops and plants grow here. We will walk around the crater and the guide will tell you about the environment and history of this village. 5 hours.

 

1 persons 20.000 MWK

2 persons 12.000 MWK

3 persons or more 10.000 MWK

(including lunch, 2 drinks & transport)

Village trip

Visit an original Malawian village. Experience the village life, see how they make their living. Learn more casual things about the village life, such as pounding maize, cooking Thobwa (sweet beer), fetching water from the well, carrying wood. Visit a traditional doctor and see how he works. Visit local people at their house, they will tell more about their culture. Bring something to help the village people in return! Booking in advance. 4 hours.

 

1 persons 20.000 MWK

2 persons 12.000 MWK

3 persons or more 10.000 MWK

(including lunch, 2 drinks & transport)

Fishing trip Trout and Bass

Like some relaxing time at the water? Our guide will take you on a fishing trip, on an idyllic spot on the mountain. In the fresh spring water, you will find Troutfish and Bass. The biggest change of catching a fish is from June till October, but this trip can be booked all year!

 

1 persons 22.000 MWK

2 persons 14.000 MWK

3 persons or more 12.000 MWK

(including lunch, 2 drinks & transport)

Lake Chilwa Boattrip & walk island

Take a boat trip to Chisi island in lake Chilwa. You will sail in a manual boat, and the guide uses a long bamboo stick to take you to the other side. On the island, you walk through the village, the school and the other side of the island, where a lot of different types of birds can be spotted. For example Flamingo’s, Egrets & Hammercorps. If you’re lucky, you even find a hippo or a crocodile!

 

1 persons 22.000 MWK

2 persons 14.000 MWK

3 persons or more 12.000 MWK

(including lunch, 2 drinks & transport)

Workshops

Painting workshop

Painting workshops can be organized upon request in the Pakachere garden. Together with artist Blessings Sabiti, you will learn how to paint in African style. He will instruct you and guide you through the process of making a very nice piece of African art. And off course you can bring your result home!

 

Groups: 2 – 4 persons

Time : 9.00 – 12.00 or 13.00 – 16.00

 

6.000 MWK per person

Chichewalesson

Want to learn a bit Chichewa? Our Chichewateacher will teach you the starters!

 

Groups: 5 – 20 people

Time: 1,5 hours, by arrangement

 

3.000 MWK per person

Cookingclass

Together with one of our cooks, you learn how to make a traditional Malawian dish, Nzima!

 

Groups: 5 – 14 people

Time:  2 hours, by arrangement

 

4.000 MWK per person

Workshop traditional dancing

Have you experienced the traditional Malawian dancing yet? This is a nice and interactive way of getting to know the moves, and learn the dance yourself! Guaranteed fun!

 

Groups: 5 – 20 people

Time:  2,5 hours, by arrangement

 

4.000 MWK per person