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Where on Earth, Week 3: Senga Bay, Malawi!
Then along came Saki, who knew exactly where kevinalaska92 had made this shot: Senga Bay, Malawi. Saki was there in February.
Though it's only about 2 hours by car to Senga Bay from the capital, Lilongwe, if you have to take public transport, you have to take a bus from Lilongwe to Salima and then hitch a ride to Senga Bay. In other words: it could take all day.
There isn't a lot to do in Senga Bay. There's a hammock to the right. About 500 feet behind is a small bar, and 1/4 mile up the beach is a dude who rents a plastic boat by the hour. And just beyond that is a pretty posh hotel -- the Livingstonia Beach Resort -- which struck me as oddly out of place. The cool thing is that the campground here attracts lots of different kinds of travelers -- and it's a favorite stop for overlanders -- so there's a continuous stream of fresh faces. However, if you get tired of roughin' it, you can always hike to the Livingstonia, have an iced drink, and order a sandwich from the bar.
I spent 4 or 5 days on Senga Bay over Y2K. No, we didn't see any hippos, though we heard some snorts at night.