Melania Trump goes on safari in Kenya and visits an orphanage

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The First Lady was photographed wearing a Pith helmet, also known as a safari helmet, while traipsing around the Nairobi National Park on Friday afternoon, where she was also photographed feeding orphaned baby elephants.

On her second day in Ghana, the first lady toured Cape Coast Castle, a former slave fort. She'll also go on a quick safari.

Egypt will be her final stop on her tour of the continent that focuses on child welfare, education, tourism and conservation. "Do U?" jacket she wore on the way to visit detained migrant children in Texas in June. The soccer balls as well as tote bags donated for the teachers bore the logo of "Be Best", the child well-being initiative she launched earlier this year and is promoting on the trip.

Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta accompanied Trump on the safari, and the pair is expected to take in a traditional performance later Friday.

"Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here", she said after the school visit, speaking to US embassy workers.

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Her visit shall also highlight her passion for wildlife and conservation as she takes a trip to the Nairobi National Park where she will adopt an animal in one of the animal orphanages. The elephant seemed to come at her in a playful way, however, and after momentarily losing her balance, Trump laughed off the brief incident.

Melania Trump spent Thursday in southern Africa promoting the work of a United States worldwide development agency whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by almost a third.

While in Ghana, Trump met with her counterpart, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. To say her visit didn't get off to a warm start would be an understatement. "It is a lovely thing to see", Trump tweeted.

The Cape Coast castle, now a monument, has attracted world dignitaries including Trump's predecessor, America's first black president Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their two children.

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