Since returning to my home sweet home last Thursday evening, I’ve been spending time sorting through my memories and images of what was an amazing trip. Starting in Zambia and then spending time in South Africa, I feel like we saw and experienced so many things, that I’m sure it will take more than a few posts to fill you all in on the adventure. So, for now, just a quick teaser of some of my favorite moments!

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One of the very few pics of actual people, this was our awesome little travel group for the first half of the trip! (My bangs were not havin’ it with the humidity.) Flanked by our videographer (Oliver on the left) and our guide and photographer (James on the right), Kyle, her husband Clay, and I were the traveling threesome for two weeks.

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They call this time of year the Emerald Season for a reason!

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Baby elephants (ellies) and zebras (pronounced zeh-brah) made our first venture into the bush more than rewarding!

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Our second day we requested giraffe. And we got giraffe!

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My mornings were filled with lots of monkeying around…

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The baboons would run from the trees, across my roof, to more trees all morning long. Who needs wakeup calls when you’ve got the sounds of wildlife?

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A helicopter tour of Victoria Falls completed the week in Zambia nicely – such a spectacular sight! Then it was off to Cape Town where we enjoyed our ocean vistas day and night…

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This part of the trip was a total whirlwind and I’ll have much to share with you from our shopping in the city, but my favorite part might have been wine country…

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I absolutely loved South Africa – it’s such a convergence of cultural influences and terrain – one  week was certainly not enough time to properly explore it all!

Once I have all our photos together, I’ll be giving you a proper review of all the places we stayed, things we saw, and the amazing experience that all came together thanks to Passage to Africa and Safarious. Much more to come…

18 responses on “TRIP TEASE…

  1. Travels with Curley

    We went to South Africa for our honeymoon and can’t wait to go back. I think everyone should go on a safari in Africa at least once in their life – it’s absolutely magical! Our last two posts have been about Africa so we’re clearly getting the itch.

    Glad you had a great trip!

  2. beth

    okay, your tease worked! i’m totally on the edge of my seat and wanting more pictures, so that i can vicariously vacation through you. xoxo

  3. Margaret Kearns

    So delighted you got to Babelstoren. Check out ‘’ for a beautiful wedding held there. Looking forward to seeing more photos and more impressions of your trip with Kyle

  4. Camille

    Hi Cassandra,

    I live in Johannesburg South Africa. YES it is such a stunning country! And going to the bush is the greatest aspect of it. Glad you loved it 🙂

  5. Gina

    My family lives outside Cape Town in Stellenbosch, where my
    bro owns a winery. It is absolutely a beautiful, magical place.


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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.