The first lady laughed after one elephant in the group of 18 made a sudden move and she momentarily lost her footing.
Melania Trump waves to children as she visits Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe. She opened this portion of her visit with a safari in the Nairobi National Park, an activity that allowed her to highlight wildlife conservation efforts in the region.
Preparations are underway at the theatre where the Sarakasi crew shall present a creative piece depicting a Kenyan girl growing in the ghetto who shines to stardom.
The first lady landed in the capital of Lilongwe on Thursday morning after a six-hour flight from Ghana.
Later during a visit at the US embassy in Malawi, the first lady called her visit to the school an "amazing experience".
Dressed in riding pants, boots and a white safari hat, she took photos and peered through binoculars for a closer look at zebras, giraffes, impalas, rhinos and hippos.More news: Senate Republicans Discuss SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
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She was briefed on the children living at the house for babies.
Her visit has included promoting the work of the US Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by almost a third.
Mrs. Trump plans to visit with children at an orphanage and take in a children's performance later Friday at Nairobi National Theater. The people love her, and she loves them!
President Trump supported his wife's visit, sharing that, "It is a attractive thing to see".
She will then land in Kenya where she will spend two days in the country to highlight United States support in early childhood education, wildlife conservation and HIV protection.
She will finally wrap-up her four-nation tour in Egypt and Malawi.
Trump joins other first ladies - including Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama - in embarking on solo trips to Africa.