Austin Madinga

Austin Madinga blogs about developments in the tourism ecosystem as well as showcasing the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.

Chintheche Beach Lake Malawi

Chintheche: Life’s a beach!

After a wet drive from Lilongwe to Mzuzu, an overnighter at Glitz Cloud 9 Lodge in New Katoto and another wet drive down the M5, we were finally on the sandy shores of Chintheche. Chintheche is in Nkhata Bay, some 80 kilometres south east of Mzuzu city or 345 kilometres north of Lilongwe. Day one […]

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Tumaini Festival 2018

The fifth edition of the Tumaini Festival was held over the weekend at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, central Malawi. Dzaleka is home to thousands of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Somalia. The festival was conceptualised by Menes La Plume (pictured above in blue t-shirt) five years ago as a one-day

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