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 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.

Austin owns and manages Utale Outdoor, a vehicle through which he offers adventure travel and outdoor experiences in Malawi. His mission is to curate unique experiences that showcase the warmth, beauty, and diversity of our lovely continent, Africa, and its people.

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



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.

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