Hostel in Katete, Zambia

1 Hostel in Katete available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Katete

Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Breakfast not included. General: Reception 24/7. No curfew. Pet friendly." …"Public transport From Lusaka: Several buses leave from Lusaka Intercity Bus station each day and take about 7 … More

Hostel in Katete, Zambia

1 Hostel in Katete available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Katete (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Katete.

Katete, Zambia, is a tiny town on the Great East Road that runs from Chipata and the Malawi border, through to Lusaka, the Zambian capital. Katete is eighty-six kilometers west of Chipata and just under five hundred kilometers east of Lusaka. There is also a road south fifty kilometers to the Mozambique border and onward to Tete at Katete.

Katete is located at the foot of a number of rocky hills that cry out for exploration. Unfortunately, Katete is just another town passed through on the journey between Lusaka and South Luangwa National Park, which is a shame, as this is a very interesting area to explore.

Accommodation in Katete is fairly thin on the ground, but it does have a community center, which has hostel dorm beds and cheap huts available for international budget travelers. This is the main reason for coming to Katete. The community center offers lots of activities including walks and cultural performances, and visitors can volunteer here and get involved in local community projects. As the Katete, Zambia hostel and community center offers cheap accommodation, it makes a viable stop for travelers interested in the village culture of the region.

Katete's hostel and community center offers the visitor three meals a day on request and can get you involved in any of the many activities it organizes throughout the town. Much of the volunteering centers on getting the residents to be self-sufficient in their farming and small business activities. Health is an important issue with HIV infection rates very high.

The community center also has a small gift shop, selling handicrafts made by the locals and is a very worthwhile cause to support, even if you are just passing through. If you're lucky enough to be around Katete in August, you might be able to witness the "Gule Wamkulu." The "Great Dance of the Chewa Tribe" takes place during the five-day Kulamba Festival, when the Chewa tribe gather from Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique in the village of Kachipu, just a fifteen-minute oxcart ride from Katete. The celebration takes place after the July harvest, and the dancers wear costumes of wood and straw. The Gule Wamkulu is recognized by UNESCO on their Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Written by local enthusiast for Katete hostels

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Katete Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Katete, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 1
Average dorm price $7
Cheapest Hostel in Katete Tikondane Community Centre with $7.5
Party hostels in Katete Tikondane Community Centre (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.7

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