Welcome to Austin Madinga’s
#LifeUnbound Blog

I am a explorer, storyteller and digital creator from Malawi, the land of the lake of stars. I document and tell stories about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the African continent and her diverse people  through words and photography.

I would love to partner with content creators and tourism brands on storytelling projects that expand the African narrative around tourism, travel, conservation and the continent’s people.

Virtual reality headset at Malawi Tourism Expo Takulandirani

AI and tech in Malawi tourism

Players in the Malawi tourism industry need to embrace technology and artificial intelligence to enhance their operations and marketing.

Takulandirani 2023 Chingalire Village

Takulandirani Tourism Expo 2023

A look at the 2023 edition of Takulandirani, the Malawi International Tourism Expo, and the growth prospects in the tourism sector.

tourism minister vera kamtukule public lecture

The value of tourism to Malawi

A public lecture by the minister of tourism on how to raise national consciousness on the value of tourism to Malawi.

Malawi tourism 2022 in year in review

Malawi tourism 2022 at a glance

A review of events, developments and setbacks that have shaped the Malawi tourism and travel sector in the year 2022

Hiking Senga Hills in Salima

Hiking Senga Hills in Salima

A photo story of a hiking trip up Senga Hills Forest Reserve in Salima and the spectacular views of Lake Malawi, our lake of stars.

Liwonde to Kasungu National Park elephant translocation

Elephant translocation from Liwonde to Kasungu NP

Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, African Parks and the International Fund for Animal Welfare to translocate 250 elephants and other wildlife 350km north from Liwonde National Park to Kasungu National Park.

Malawi Tourism Masterplan

Malawi’s Ten Priority Tourism Projects

President Lazarus Chakwera recently launched an ambitious 20-year Malawi Tourism Development Master Plan. An extract of details of the 10 Priority Tourism investment projects out of a total of 103 projects.

boat on Lake Malawi National park in Cape Maclear

Five things you’ll love about Cape Maclear

Five things you will love doing in Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi, the world’s first freshwater national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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