Melania Trump Goes on Safari in Kenya and Visits an Orphanage

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump holds a child at The Nest Children's Home in Nairobi
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump holds a child at The Nest Children's Home in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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NAIROBI (Reuters)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump read to children at an orphanage, fed a baby elephant, and went on a short safari on Friday in Kenya, the third country on her nearly week-long Africa tour

Trump, who has also visited Ghana and Malawi, kicked off her day with a stop at an elephant orphanage, where she helped bottle feed an elephant and patted another, clearly having a good time.

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump takes a safari in Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump takes a safari in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

 

Afterwards she donned a white hat and took a short safari in Nairobi National Park, passing by zebras, giraffes and other animals.

The first lady then visited a local children’s orphanage. She delighted in holding babies and held hands with older children, who sang and danced. She also read them a book.

 

 

Trump met with her counterpart, Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta, and attended a theatre performance.

Trump departs for Egypt on Saturday morning before returning to the United States.

 

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

 

Children hold up their hands and pray for U.S. first lady Melania Trump at The Nest Children's Home in Nairobi
Children hold up their hands and pray for U.S. first lady Melania Trump at The Nest Children’s Home in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump feeds a baby elephant a bottle of milk at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump feeds a baby elephant a bottle of milk at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Kenya's first lady Margaret Kenyatta leave after posing for a picture with thespians at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta leave after posing for a picture with thespians at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi, Kenya October 5, 2018. Dai Kurokawa/Pool via REUTERS

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump looks at a zebra during her game drive at the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump looks at a zebra during her game drive at the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump lifts a child during her visit to The Nest Children's Home near Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump lifts a child during her visit to The Nest Children’s Home near Nairobi, Kenya October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Kenya's first lady Margaret Kenyatta sit inside the auditorium ahead of a play at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta sit inside the auditorium ahead of a play at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi, Kenya October 5, 2018. Dai Kurokawa/Pool via REUTERS

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump greets children after attending a performance inside the auditorium at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump greets children after attending a performance inside the auditorium at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi, Kenya October 5, 2018. Dai Kurokawa/Pool via REUTERS

 

U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Kenya's first lady Margaret Kenyatta pose for a picture with thespians at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta pose for a picture with thespians at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi, Kenya October 5, 2018. Dai Kurokawa/Pool via REUTERS