About Austin Madinga

Lake Malawi National Park, Cape Maclear

Welcome to Austin Madinga’s Life Unbound blog! Austin blogs primarily about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.

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

Austin has presented talks and workshops on digital and blogging platforms at the 2019 Malawi Tourism Expo as well as at other training events. He was a Unicef Malawi guest blogger for International Day of the Girl.


Austin is an avid traveller and loves adventure. He easily falls in love with the stillness of nature, the sound of wildlife and the colours of creation. The magnificent African sunrises and sunsets, the taste of fresh fruit and fish.

Recently Austin setup Utale Outdoor, a vehicle through which he offers adventure travel experiences in Malawi and the Southern Africa region. He plans to curate unique experiences that showcase the warmth, beauty, and diversity of our lovely continent and its people.

Austin started out in tech some twenty years ago and has worked for tech firms including MalawiNet, NICO Technologies, and Airtel Malawi. Over the past 13 years, he has delivered tech, brand and web solutions through his consultancy Project4.


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