Melania Trump accosted by baby elephant on trip to Kenya

United States First Lady Melania Trump is expected in Kenya on Friday as part of her first solo international trip as FLOTUS

United States First Lady Melania Trump is expected in Kenya on Friday as part of her first solo international trip as FLOTUS

Sporting a white pith helmet, US first lady Melania Trump on Friday went on a short safari outside Nairobi, taking photos and video of a dazzle of zebras with her phone.

She then also paid a visit to the presidential palace for having a private tea with Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Ghana's first lady.

The Africa trip is thought to have been part of an attempt to do some damage control after President Trump's disparaging remarks about the continent.

"I think she's kind and nice".

The first lady was greeted by students with a song, Fox News reported: "We are happy today to see you".

The first lady was similarly immersed in the moment earlier at Nairobi National Park, where she had gone early Friday to highlight elephant conservation. She is now on day five of her week-long tour of Africa.

Melania has so far visited Ghana, Malawi, and Kenya.

The famously private first lady is displaying a buoyant mood, which has been noticed around the world.

"Our message is that Melania Trump should return home to persuade President Trump to reverse the serious budget cuts his administration has proposed concerning poor countries like Malawi".

The US first lady left Malawi on Thursday afternoon and is set to also tour Egypt after leaving Kenya. The first lady reportedly donated soccer balls and textbooks at other points on her trip.

The overarching focus of her trip, according to the first lady's office, is health care for mothers and babies, children's education and US efforts to support African countries attain "self-reliance".

Towards the end of her visit, children sang: "I know one day we shall meet again".

The New York Times noted Mrs Trump spent much of her time expressing her appreciation to her hosts, repeatedly thanking them for welcoming her. "We want his wife to see it that Africans needs worldwide aid particular on reproductive health which Trump cut which is affecting women and young girls negatively", says Racheal working in health sector in Malawi.

She was briefed on the children living at the house for babies.

"Takulandirani [Welcome] First Lady Melania Trump" was spelled out in red, white, and blue letters on the chalkboard.

The first lady later left Malawi for Kenya.

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