By the time this posts, I'll be at White Oak.
Once a year, they have a weekend dedicated to "Celebration of White Oak." Donations are tax deductible. The experience, unforgetable. You can come for the weekend, as I am, or for the Sunday afternoon celebration, as Sandy is. We are both staying in a cottage Sunday night, returning Monday, so we can party hardy Sunday night without the one-hour drive back to J'ville.
It starts at noon on Sturday, March 1, with a gourmet lunch.
Then an afternoon of activities, like "Cheetah Cub Encounters," and "Rhino, Bird and Antelope Game Drives." Or you can have an "Okapi Encounter" or a research or veterinary tour, kayaking or nature walk. Or boating, sporting clays, horseback riding, golf, or just plain goofing off at the big game room (i.e., bar).
In the evening, there is the "Sundowner River Cruise", with cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres cruising down the river, and then a "Formal Bush Dinner", with a formal fireside meal.
Sunday morning activities are similar to the Saturday selection. then from 2 PM to 7:30 PM, the celebration itself, with special toursand cheetah encounters, followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and remarks by John Lukas, President of Gilman International Conservation, and discussions with field researchers from Africa and Conservation Center staff.
The Honorary Chair is Isabella Rossellini.
A nice vacation for moi, and all I have to use is one vacation day.
I'll share pictures.