Michelle Obama’s goodwill tour of Africa came to a close on June 26th, but not without a bang. Tons of people are writing and reporting on the success of this trip!
Mrs. Obama ended her trip to South Africa with a trip to the District 6 Museum, lunch at the Cape Town kitchen, and a pretty unconventional meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The First Lady and Desmond Tutu discussed HIV/AIDS prevention with Grassroot Soccer, an NGO that uses soccer to educate and mobilize communities against HIV. Instead of meeting indoors, they went out to the field and kicked a few balls. Take a look:
Mrs. Obama with Bishop Desmond Tutu
Photo courtesy of Grassroots Soccer
In Botswana, Mrs. Obama didn’t skip a beat. After being greeted by President Iana Khama, she helped paint murals with HIV/AIDS support groups, spoke at a luncheon for young women, and in the footsteps of First Lady Laura Bush, toured Madikwe Park Reserve.
Mrs. Obama and President Ian Khama of Botswana. Photo courtesy of @Krissah30t
Mrs. Obama at District 6 Museum in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of @Krissah30
Here’s a pic of Mrs. Obama and her daughters discussing this former Robben Island inmate’s experiences during the anti-apartheid movement.
Photo courtesy of @Krissah30
As, anticipated by many young and aspiring leaders, Mrs. Obama spoke at the University of Cape Town.
The Obama family dine at The Kitchen, a famous hot spot in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of@Krissah30
Fun fact: Any idea what Mrs. Obama’s favorite food is? Well, she admitted to a group of students at the University of Cape Town that she loves French fries!
And Mrs. Obama and her family went on safari in Botswana where they searched for lions, giraffes and elephants:
First Lady and her family on Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
The Obama women may have returned home on Sunday, but there’s tons more information at your disposal about the First Lady’s trip. Check out blogs on her fashion choices
for the tour and even the transcript of her remarks
at the Women’s Leadership luncheon. And, of course keep reading all #FlotusinAfrica and #youngAfrica tweets as the tour comes to a close.