Welcome to Austin Madinga’s #LifeUnbound Blog

I blog about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.

I would love to partner with bloggers, content creators and brands on storytelling projects that expand the African narrative around tourism, travel, conservation and the continent’s people.

Ntchisi dusty roads

On Ntchisi’s back roads

It was a day before Malawi went to the polls to elect a new president, parliament and local councils. My wife had arranged a quick trip into Ntchisi and she needed company. I think she later thanked me for tagging...

Malawi International Tourism Expo Takulandirani

Takulandirani Malawi Tourism Expo 2019

Last Thursday I made a presentation at the Takulandirani 2019 Malawi Tourism International Tourism Expo on Property Access to Digital Platforms. Following on the theme of the 2018 World Tourism Day (Tourism and the Digital Transformation) that highlights the need...

Life's a beach

Chintheche: Life’s a beach!

Sun and sand, fresh fish and cold beer. A photo story of the pristine beaches of Chintheche on the northern shores of Lake Malawi.

Rethinking Jobs

The Malawi formal job market is not the same as it was two or more decades ago. There are less formal jobs to go around to an ever-growing population. A job advert in the local press is bound to get...

Tumaini Festival 2018

The fifth edition of the Tumaini Festival was held over the weekend at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, central Malawi.