The big dorm is currently closed
We have 2 private en-suite rooms and 2 with shared bathroom. Mosquito nets and towels included. One en-suite room is a double and the other sleeps up to 4 people.
Five simple but tidy dorms. All beds have nets and facilities are shared. We reduced the amount of guests per room and offer a 1-bed and a 2-bed dorm in very simple rooms in an out-building.
No more than 5 people in the big dorm, unless it is one group traveling together
(for other people, the big dorm is currently closed)
For group bookings, please check our ‘groups‘ page
We do everything to avoid spreading COVID-19. This means we have dorm beds for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 people. More than 5 is only possible when it is one group travelling together. We rotate beds and rooms, aiming to keep every room empty for 3 days before new guests can enter. We clean every room thoroughly as usual, but we will take extra precautions.
In public spaces we disinfect door knobs, light switches and taps a couple of times per day. We have less tables in the restaurant but more in the garden to offer air & space.
We ask all guests to wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds when they arrive at Pakachere and to respect physical distance of 2m between yourself, our staff and other guests. We won’t shake your hand to welcome you, and ask you to use your own pen to fill in the check-in form. We provide sanitiser to clean surfaces if you want.
Our staff does not come to work when they are feeling unwell. We have the right to refuse admission to guests who have a cough, fever or other flu-like symptoms.
We prefer Malawian kwachas, but you can also pay in dollars ($; large denominations, crisp notes printed after 2009).
Only in emergencies we accept other currencies and it has to be approved by management in advance. Please ask at reception when you check-in if you want to pay in pounds (£), euros (€) or rand (ZAR). We use the bank’s selling rate. Thank you for understanding! The banks are only 5 minutes walking from Paka on the main road (M3). AT NB you can get 120.000 MWK out of the (left) machine without having to pay an extra fee and most bank cards allow 4 transactions in a row. Inside at NB at counter nr. 1 you can get more with a credit card.