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.

Over the years, 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.

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

I am interested in partnering with like-minded 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, conservation and the continent’s people.


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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