A photostory of Cape Maclear, also known as Chembe, a small tourist and fishing village in the Nankumba Peninsula, on the southern tip of Lake Malawi.
Welcome to Austin Madinga’s #LifeUnbound Blog
I blog about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.
I would love to partner with bloggers, content creators and brands on storytelling projects that expand the African narrative around tourism, travel, conservation and the continent’s people.
Sitting at the foot of Kalulu hills in Malawi – Zambia border district of Mchinji is Kachebere Major Seminary, a Roman Catholic philosophical training college.
The Ngoni Festival or Ngoma features traditional dances from Ntcheu, Dedza, Mzimba and Mozambique. The event is graced by the Inkosi ya Makosi, the Paramount Chief of Ntcheu Maseko Ngoni’s. A photo story.
Happy World Tourism Day 2020
With COVID-19 cutting off revenue from international tourists and conferences, Malawi has to rethink its strategy and package products for domestic tourism.
The world is undergoing serious disruption. Nothing is as it used to be before – countrywide lockdowns, jobs lost, businesses folding. When it has all blown over, we can’t afford to return to our old normal.
On World Water Day, how can Malawi balance up the need for frequent hand washing in light of Covid-19 and its poor provision of potable water?
So, the world spun around the sun yet again. And my year seems to have started uncannily similar to all other years – somehow caught in the thick of thin things.
The 2019 edition of the Tumaini Festival took place a couple of weeks ago. A platform by refugees for refugee, Malawian and international artists to collaborate, exchange and create together using the message of love and peace, continues to grow...
So, as someone who loves to experiment with food and drink, I have added a new food and drink category to this blog. A (not-so-expert) guide on where to find a good meal or enjoy a cold cocktail.
In the week past, we had a visit by the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry. Among other activities, he dedicated Liwonde National Park and the Mangochi Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).
A colleague from South Africa working in Malawi once exclaimed “Last weekend we saw a hyena in the middle of city centre. In the middle of the city! Gosh, it was a culture shock!”
It was a day before Malawi went to the polls to elect a new president, parliament and local councils. My wife had arranged a quick trip into Ntchisi and she needed company. I think she later thanked me for tagging...