The Venues

African Heritage

The activities: Coffee and Tea Tasting: Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, Filter, Americano, Espresso Doppio, Ice Coffee, Ice Tea, Peach, Raspberry, Apple and Cinnamon, Green tea, Orange Tea and Book Fair: Bird books, Malawian culture, politics, Novels, History, Anthropology, Gender, Accounting, Management and Many more


Botanic Gardens

The venue: Built beneath the damaged residence of the former Governor, and centred around the Mulunguzi river flowing down from the plateau, the Botanic Gardens is an historic site of great natural beauty, providing a scenic escape within the city, while illustrating both the cities heritage and its enduring links with the natural world. 

The activities: Hosted by the Zomba Branch of the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi, Art in the Park will showcase some of Malawi’s finest visual artists within the beautiful natural scenery of the Botanic Gardens, alongside live acoustic music and guest performances. Come to enjoy amazing art within relaxed and stunning surroundings

The Wildlife and Evironmental Society of Malawi (WESM) Zomba Branche


The venue:

The activities: Family Fun Day with activities for children on Saturday.

Mango Lodge

Mango Lodge is excited to host a game day where visitors to the Zomba City Festival can pop in and play some table tennis, chess or choose to play a variety of video games whilst sampling some food and drink from the restaurant.


The venue: Pakachere is a laid-back place on the golf course with a big garden to play, rest, meet and relax. Food is served all day from local nsima to pizzas, burgers, curries and vegan dishes. The garden can be hired for private functions. There is a stage, barbecue, shaded spaces and a play area for children.

The activities: Pakachere is the venue for the opening on Friday evening. Expect traditional dance, poetry and a talent stage for Zomba artists. On Saturday we have wellness and in the evening Eli Njuchi and Sage Poet. On Sunday there will be yoga in the morning and reggae in the (early) evening.

Signature Kitchen

The Chocolate Factory

Experience the best of Malawi during Zomba City Festival at The
Chocolate Factory. With fashion shows, live music, poetry by Q, a
sculpture garden and a beauty and fashion market as well as an eco-market, and let’s not forget, great food! There is something for
everybody. Kids get their share too, with activities and face painting
as well as a lot of space to explore.

Villa Kupa

Viva Gym

Zomba Plateau

The venue: The Zomba Plateau is a mountain of the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi. Its total area is about 130 square kilometres, with a highest point of 2,087 metres. There is a good road up to go to the Mulunguzi Dam. The plateau is a fantastic spot for hikes or a picnic.

The activities: We are currently discussing a treasure hunt for one of the mornings and also a big hike with Hiker’s Alliance on the Monday. We will definitely have a yoga class near the dam and Mandale Falls and the Zomba Tour Guides are available for short hikes over the weekend.

We love TREEZ.
LocationFriday PMSaturday AMSaturday PMSunday AMSunday
Monday AM
Yoga & WellnessLive MusicWorkshops
& chill-out
Film & QuizLive music & bbq
The Chocolate FactoryCocktailsWorkshopsFashionSculpture GardenPoetryBrunch & Jazz
Zomba PlateauYoga on mountainBig hike
Domino (Domz)Family Fun DayFamily Fun DayFamily Fun Day
Botanic GardensArt in the ParkArt in the Park
Villa KupaBao Tournament
Tuta2Pool Party
SignatureIftarFamily Fun
& Market
Family Fun
& Market
African HeritageBook fair & story telling
Viva Gym
Golf course
Bootcamp & aerobicsHistorical
This is SUBJECT TO CHANGE. More activities will be added and the schedule might change