About Austin Madinga

Lake Malawi National Park, Cape Maclear

Welcome to Austin Madinga’s #LifeUnbound blog!

I blog primarily about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people. I am a lover of nature’s stillness, sounds of wildlife and creation’s colours. The magnificent African sunrises and sunsets, the taste of fresh fruit and fish.

This blog was born in 2005 as Austin Madinga’s Big Mouth. Then, I blogged (and occasionally threw uncontrollable rants) about all manner of things including tech, politics, bad customer service, power blackouts and many other interesting aspects of Malawian society. I still occasionally blog about entrepreneurship and technology.

I have presented talks and workshops on digital marketing platforms including at the Malawi Tourism Expo and at other events. I have been Unicef Malawi guest blogger for International Day of the Girl and also participated in a mHub blog collaboration on International Youth Day.


As an avid traveller and explorer, I founded Utale Outdoor, a vehicle through which I aim to curate unique and exciting experiences and develop content that showcases the warmth, beauty and diversity of our lovely country Malawi, the African continent and her diverse people. 

I also develop web and content solutions that enable brands, organisations and causes to effectively communicate, engage and interact with their clients, staff and stakeholders. Through my consultancy, Project4, I have successfully delivered projects for clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors in Malawi and beyond.

Meeting the Carnivore Research Malawi team over coffee

I am open to partnerships!

I am interested in partnering and collaborating with brands, tourism players, conservation initiatives, bloggers, photographers, content creators and brands on storytelling and content development projects in Malawi and the southern Africa region.

I would love to expand the African narrative around tourism, travel, local conservation efforts and the continent’s people and their culture.

If you would like to partner and collaborate with me on a storytelling or content development project, or you simply want to share your thoughts, I would love to hear from you!

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