Welcome to Austin Madinga’s
Life Unbound Blog

I am a travel blogger, digital marketer and content creator from Malawi, the land of the lake of stars. 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 content creators and tourism brands on storytelling projects that expand the African narrative around tourism, travel, conservation and the continent's people.

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Tourism and Rural Development

Malawi celebrates World Tourism Day at an unprecedented time. The theme, Tourism and Rural Development, is an important one given the negative effects the pandemic has had on most rural communities.

A new normal

Back to (a new) normal

The world is undergoing serious disruption. Nothing is as it used to be before – countrywide lockdowns, jobs lost, businesses folding. When it has all blown over, we can’t afford to return to our old normal.

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The world spun around the sun again

So, the world spun around the sun yet again. And my year seems to have started uncannily similar to all other years – somehow caught in the thick of thin things.

Instructor having a word with Community rangers during a training exercise. Copyright Wikipedia

Owning the Conservation Narrative

In the week past, Malawi had a visit by the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry. Among other activities, he dedicated Liwonde National Park and the Mangochi Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).

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...

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