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The New Year has arrived. We are probably all feeling pretty relaxed after a festive season and excited about new challenges of 2016. Many of us will be planning this year’s holiday upfront, thus it is good to know when and how we can maximize our time off. Experts from Jovago.com – Africa’s leading hotel booking website – aim to keep you prepared for your upcoming long weekends this year.How to maximize your holidays in 2016?

Diani Beach, source: boomsbeat.com

For those who fancy long weekends, the first one is fast approaching in March. With March 25th being a Good Friday and March 28th being the Easter Monday, you can get up to 4 days to go up country! It’s enough time to visit a national park with your friends or family or spend some time in Diani Beach relaxing by the Ocean. If you decide to take only 4 days off, you could even decide to extend it and go on a 9-day trip (19-27 March).

1st June brings us the Madaraka Day. It is Wednesday, which means taking two days off on 2nd and 3rd, will prolong your holiday up to 5 days (1-5 June). You can use that time for visiting Lake Victoria and relax by the shore.

Thursday, July 7th, is the Eid Al Fitr. By taking one day off on 8th your weekend prolongs up to 4 days! Isn’t this just splendid?

December brings us the Jamhuri Day and Christmas. With Jamhuri Day being on Monday 12th and a Boxing Day happening on Monday 26th December, in both cases your weekend will last 3 days. Additionally, if you decide to take 4 days off, you can have a long, 9-day, holiday starting from December 24th and ending on January 1st.

What holidays do you have scheduled for 2016? Don’t forget to take some time up to charge up your batteries.

About Jovago

Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as its investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jovago.com has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.

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