Welcome to Pakachere Lodge & Creative Centre. The number one hostel in Zomba, known for its beautiful location on the golf course, close to the centre.


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.

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Rooms & rates

Have a look at our different room types. We offer (bunk) beds in dorms (18 beds; MWK8=10,000/12,000), 2 private en-suite rooms (MWK25,000/40,000), 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 & Mondays until 5PM only. 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 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 for Mk 2,000 per team. Start 7PM and we are 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.

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