She then took to the Nairobi National Park where she spotted rhino, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra and other wildlife.
Melania Trump was greeted by a young girl and Gertrude Maseko, the first lady of Malawi, upon her arrival Thursday.
The overarching focus of her trip, according to the first lady's office, is health care for mothers and babies, children's education and US efforts to support African countries attain "self-reliance".
Mrs. Trump seemed reticent at first but she eventually stepped down from the platform she was standing on to take a large milk bottle with a big red nipple and feed some of the orphaned elephants being raised at the park a few miles outside of downtown Nairobi.
Her office has described the trip as a "showcase" for the work of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), even at a time when her husband's government is looking to slash US aid across the world.
"Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here", the first lady said.
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At the primary school, the first lady watched dozens of pupils sitting on the ground in the sun as a teacher taught on a blackboard on the side of a building. We are happy today.
She was briefed on the children living at the house for babies.
"It's very emotional. I will never forget [the] incredible experience and the stories that I heard", she said after seeing the dungeons and walking through the "door of no return", the castle's final exit towards the Atlantic Ocean.
Melania spent much of her time expressing her thanks to her hosts for welcoming her.
On the second day of her visit to Ghana, Mrs Trump visited Cape Coast, the Central regional capital, where she met and interacted briefly with the chief, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II and his elders, before taking a private tour of the former slave fort called Cape Coast Castle. The first lady was quickly encircled by the gleeful children and she smiled and danced some more.
Mrs. Kenyatta, I look forward to visiting your country and know that together, we will be able to do great things on behalf of children.
A white woman on the roadside held up a handmade sign as the first lady's motorcade passed that said "Melania Me Too".