hiking zomba plateau

zomba, where the adventures start

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!

Do you want more information about traveling in Malawi, you can download our (personal & subjective) travel guide here: Malawi Travel Guide by Annelies (updated 24 Dec 2022)

zomba mountain

We highly recommend using a tour guide when going up Zomba Plateau. Not only will he be able to tell you stories and show you various options for your hike, you also support a local family.

The guides from the Zomba Tour Guides Association all have a photo ID and have been trained.

William's Falls

zomba plateau

The mountain is a perfect place for hiking, mountain biking or a picnic. The road up is a good tarmac road and there you can go for an easy walk for 1.5 hours to the waterfalls or more challenging full-day or multiple-days hike. Paka rents out tents and can organise overnight trips.

Gymkhana Zomba

zomba town

Visit the botanic gardens, KAR World War Memorial, the University of Malawi, Old Parliament Buildings and learn about history of our town. Zomba has a lovely market, lots of fresh fruit, good coffee and a nice big supermarket (Chipiku PLUS). More info on

Chikala Pillars

zomba district

From Malape pillars, to Lake Chilwa, Liwonde National Park, the tea plantations and Mulanje. The lions, elephants, cheetah and hippos and Mulanje Massive (3,000m) are only 1 hour away. Click on the picture for details for cultural tours and other (day) trips.


Pakachere can organise for you:

  • Chocolate workshop with AfroChoc (Mk 15,000 per person)
  • Chocolate tasting from Mk 5,000 per person
  • Coffee tasting or coffee & chocolate pairing
  • African painting workshop (from Mk 10,000 per person)
  • Chichewa classes (from Mk 4,000 per person)
  • A cooking class (from Mk 6,000 per person)
  • A workshop traditional dance (from Mk 70,000 per group)


Pakachere offers various experiences; from lunch in a mountain village at home of one of the guides of the Zomba Tour Guides Association, a visit to Olivia’s house in Thundu or an afternoon with some rasta tour guides who are happy to show you around the market and share their (vegetarian) lunch with you. If you fancy a drink in a bar or dancing in a club, perhaps Patrick is willing to join you. Just ask! We like The Mixed fordrinks and watching football; Vogue is our preferred place to dance.