Photos of Melania Trump’s solo Africa trip reveal fashion flare

Oct 17, 2018

First Lady Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip, touring four different African countries, was devoted to promoting her “Be Best” campaign for the well-being of children today. While meeting state leaders and visiting various peoples and places for a noble cause, though, the former model’s fashion sense couldn’t help but make an impression—and there are oodles of photos to back that up. Here is a good sampling of what that trip looked like:

First stop: Ghana, October 2–3, 2018

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The First Lady waves during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, as she begins her week-long trip to Africa.

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Rebecca Akufo-Addo (L), the First Lady of Ghana, greets Trump (R) as she begins her week-long trip to Africa to promote her “Be Best” campaign.

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The two first ladies pose prior to their meeting at Jubilee House.

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Trump (L) visits the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra.

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On October 3rd, museum educator Kwesi Essel-Blankson gives the First Lady a tour of the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave-trading fort, in Cape Coast, Ghana.

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A young girl greets the First Lady as she arrives at the Emintsimadze Palace in Cape Coast.

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Trump greets a receiving line at the Emintsimadze during the palace visit.

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The U.S. First Lady poses with Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, the chieftain of the regional Fante tribe during the palace visit.

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In simple attire, Melania is about to board a U.S. military airplane as she prepares to depart from Kotoka International Airport in Accra, en route to Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Second stop: Malawi, October 4, 2018

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Trump waves as she disembarks from her military airplane upon arrival at Lilongwe International Airport, Oct. 4, for a one-day visit in Malawi.

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The U.S. First Lady (R) poses with First Lady of Malawi, Gertrude Mutharika (L), during her welcoming ceremony.

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Melania sits next to a child reading a book during her visit to the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe.

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Head teacher Maureen Masiobserves and Trump stand alongside each other before a class at the school in Lilongwe.

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The First Lady of Malawi, Gertrude Maseko, and Trump walk at the State House in Lilongwe.

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Both first ladies pose for a photograph at the State House in Lilongwe.

Third stop: Kenya, October 5, 2018

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Melania disembarks from her military airplane upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 4.

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She is greeted and receives flowers from a girl upon disembarking her aircraft.

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She walks and sings with children as she visits the Nest Children’s Home Orphanage in Nairobi.

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Trump waves as she travels in a vehicle while on a safari at The Nairobi National Park in Nairobi.

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She and First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta examine the ears of a baby elephant with CEO Angela Sheldrick (C) at The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi.

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The First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta and First Lady Trump stand alongside each other prior to their meeting at the State House in Nairobi, on Oct. 5.

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Both first ladies attend a performance at the Kenyan National Theater in Nairobi.

Last stop: Egypt, October 6, 2018

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The U.S. First Lady disembarks from her military airplane at Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Oct. 6 for the final stop on her four-country tour through Africa.

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Trump walks with her Egyptian counterpart, Intissar Amer al-Sisi, upon arrival on the red carpet.

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The U.S. First Lady is welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) and his wife Intissar Amer al-Sisi (R) upon her arrival at the Presidential palace in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Oct. 6.

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As a former model, Melania Trump knows how to pose for a photo shoot during her visit to the Giza Pyramids on Oct. 6.

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Watch Melania’s official “Be Better” campaign trip video highlights: