Welcome to Austin Madinga’s
#LifeUnbound Blog

I am a explorer, storyteller and digital creator from Malawi, the land of the lake of stars. I document and tell stories about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the African continent and her diverse people  through words and photography.

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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Sunset boat cruise on Lake Malawi

A photostory of Cape Maclear, also known as Chembe, a small tourist and fishing village in the Nankumba Peninsula, on the southern tip of Lake Malawi.

tourism day 2020

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.

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Rethinking domestic tourism in Malawi

With COVID-19 cutting off revenue from international tourists and conferences, Malawi has to rethink its strategy and package products for domestic tourism.

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Are we ready to work from home?

Covid-19 is in our midst and we are scrambling to figure out remote working and work from home procedures. Malawi, are we ready?

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.

World Water Day 2020

Covid-19 and the water challenge for Malawi

On World Water Day, how can Malawi balance up the need for frequent hand washing in light of Covid-19 and its poor provision of potable water?

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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.

Tumaini Festival 2019

Art, food and fashion at Tumaini Festival

Tumaini Festival is primarily a music festival. But on the peripherals, a lot of art, fashion and food is happening.

CaRiz Cakery in Area 47

Weekend Find: Light lunch at CaRiz Cakery

Looking for a light lunch in Area 47? CaRiz Cakery, a coffee shop and cakery, should be on your list. And they prepare a great chicken sandwich!

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

Owning the Conservation Narrative

In Malawi, we need to raise our voices more and take more action. We need to own the wildlife conservation narrative.

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