Our bar and restaurant are open every day to everyone from 7AM with last orders for the kitchen at 8PM. The bar usually stays open longer; it depends on the amount of guests what time the barman calls last orders.
You can take time to relax in our lounge area, chat with friends in one of our summer huts, read a book and have some food. Sometimes we dance until the early hours, we organise a pub quiz, and we have Paka Tuesdays with ‘informal’ yoga most weeks. Click for the Paka Restaurant Menu. Please check our Facebook page to learn more about specials and events.
Pakachere offers a laundry service 7 days a week. Make sure you bring your laundry in the morning (before 11 am). Depending on the weather it will be ready by the end of the day! In rainy season it might take a little longer.
The ladies do all laundry by hand, so we appreciate your consideration what you give them to wash. The ladies have the right to refuse if the laundry is very dirty or ‘inappropriate’. Thank you for understanding.
Feeling sweaty after one of our trips? Just played squash at Gymkhana or cycled up the mountain? Or just need to freshen up? Our high pressure geyser will give you a nice hot shower (if we have power; we hope to get solar boilers in 2019). Please ask at the bar if you are not staying with us but want to use our showers.
Pakachere has several big lockers where you can keep your luggage safe. We offer free locks, ask for one at the bar (1,000 MWK deposit). If the lockers are full, please ask the guys at the bar if you can store a bag behind the bar.
We recommend that people camping keep their valuables save inside the building; either at the bar or in a locker.
When possible, we offer free Wifi for all residents from 5PM until 5AM who spend the night at Paka. We cannot guarantee it works!! Ask the password at the bar, and join our WiFi in the garden or the creative centre! If you want to use wifi outside the free hours, you can buy Globe Hotspot vouchers at the bar (30 mins/MWK 350 – 60 mins/MWK 600). We do depend on power for the router to work and sometimes it is v.e.r.y s.l.o.w
If there is no power and you need to go online urgently, you can ask about our mifi (mobile WiFi) and pay a little to get credit uploaded. The mifi can be rented for people who stay longer and want daily internet access. We recommend to buy a Malawian sim card to get 3G, as that is the most reliable way to get internet. Don’t hesitate to ask the owner to turn on their telephone hotspot if you quickly need to look up something or want to send some WhatsApp messages.