About Austin Madinga

Lake Malawi National Park, Cape Maclear

Welcome to Austin Madinga’s #LifeUnbound 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 interesting aspects of Malawian society.

Over the years, Austin has presented talks and workshops on digital marketing platforms including at the Malawi Tourism Expo and at other events. He has been a Unicef Malawi guest blogger for International Day of the Girl.

Recently, Austin founded and manages Utale Outdoor, a vehicle through which he offers travel and outdoor experiences in Malawi. As an avid traveller and explorer, his mission is to curate unique experiences that showcase the warmth, beauty, and diversity of our lovely continent, Africa, and its people. 

Austin 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.

Austin is an alumnus of the 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.



Austin is interested in partnering with like-minded people on storytelling and content development projects. His main interests are in expanding the African narrative around tourism, travel, conservation and the continent’s people.

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

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