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How To Make The Most Of Kenyan Public Holidays For Travel

(Last Updated On: February 8, 2019)

Every one with a full-time job that runs from 8-5 complains about not getting enough time to travel. I did talk about how to maximize travel with a full-time job and exploiting public holidays was one of the ways. The average Kenyan gets 21 days annually. In this post, I am highlighting how in 2019 you can use only 10 of your leave days and a combination of public holidays to maximize travel.

Be sure to make the most of these public holidays. Travel solo if your friends and family are not ready to travel with you.  However, if you are looking for travel buddies, I am taking 20 people with me this December to Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and a little bit of Botswana by road. The trip will last 18 days. Four people have already signed up since I announced this trip last month! If you are interested in this trip, email me – winnie@justrioba.com. I will be happy to share more details.

Here are some of the public holidays to take advantage of in 2019:

1. Easter weekend: Take four days off for a 10-day holiday

This year, Easter weekend falls between 19th-22nd April. So:

Book off:  23rd-26th April 2019

Annual leave used: 4 days.

Holiday Length: 10 days

Holiday suggestion: Take an epic road trip through three countries in East Africa as I did in 2018- A complete Itinerary from Kenya to Burundi

5 public holidays you should take advantage of in 2019 to maximize travel | if you want to balance travel with a full-time job
Easter 2018 in Burundi

2. Labour day Trip: Take two days off for a 5-day holiday

This year, Labour day which is 1st May falls on a Wednesday. So:

Book off:  2&3 May 2019

Annual leave used: 2 days.

Holiday Length: 5 days

Holiday suggestion: Soak  up some sun in the underrated Homabay county

5 public holidays you should take advantage of in 2019 to maximize travel | if you want to balance travel with a full-time job
Mbita, Homa Bay county

3. Moi Day Trip: Take one day off for a 4-day holiday

Moi day falls on the 10th of October. This year, it falls on a Thursday. So:

Book off:  11th October 2019

Annual leave used: 1 day

Holiday Length: 4 days

Holiday suggestion: Discover Naivasha has more to offer than the usual turn up

5 public holidays you should take advantage of in 2019 to maximize travel | if you want to balance travel with a full-time job
Naivasha

4. Mashujaa Day Trip: Take two days off for a 4-day holiday

Mashujaa day falls on the 20th of October. This year, it falls on a Monday. So:

Book off: 16th & 17th October 2019

Annual leave used: 2 days

Holiday Length: 4 days

Holiday suggestion: Relax at Lamu Island

5 public holidays you should take advantage of in 2019 to maximize travel | if you want to balance travel with a full-time job
Lamu Island

5. Jamhuri Day Trip: Take one day off for a 4-day holiday

Jamhuri day falls on the 12th of December. This year, it falls on a Thursday. So:

Book off:  13th December 2019

Annual leave used: 1 day.

Holiday Length: 4 days

Holiday suggestion: Perfect time to check out Taita Taveta County

5 public holidays you should take advantage of in 2019 to maximize travel | if you want to balance travel with a full-time job
Mzima Springs, Taita Taveta

Eid would have been on this list as well except I am not too sure of when it is in 2019, but it can be a perfect time to utilize your leave days.

Take advantage of some of these public holidays in 2019. No excuses because now you know early enough to start saving. You will use only 10 of your leave days if you decide to travel around all these public holidays I have mentioned.

5 public holidays you should take advantage of in 2019 to maximize travel | if you want to balance travel with a full-time job

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