Melania Trump visits Kenya and Malawi on Africa tour

Melania Trump visits Kenya and Malawi on Africa tour

First lady Melania Trump on a safari at Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, on today.

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

She then made a brief stop in Malawi where she toured a primary school.

Mrs. Trump received a joyous welcome upon her arrival at Kamuzu International Airport, with singing and dancing by a troupe of women and scores of schoolchildren waving flags. She's focusing the trip on her interest in child welfare.

However, in contrast to visits by former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, her tour has not attracted large crowds or much fervour.

But on Thursday, it was the US First Lady's turn to be on the receiving end of an uncomfortable message. "It is a lovely thing to see", Trump tweeted.

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However, Phiri said the protesters could have done better, observing that the timing of their actions did not tally with the work the United States first lady came to do in the country.

Another read "69 Days Past the Deadline to Reunite Families", apparently referring to the Trump administration's controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy, which led to the separations of thousands of families on the [which-which] border earlier this year.

Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa.

An hour into her safari ride, Trump adjusted her outfit and climbed out of a vehicle to visit an ivory burn site, where the material has been destroyed to discourage the ivory trade.

"Do you see the cameras?" she said to the boy before cradling another baby.

In the afternoon, Mrs Kenyatta hosted her USA counterpart at State House, Nairobi where they held discussions on their shared interests in areas of health and welfare of mothers and children as well as conservation.

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