During her whistlestop five-hour stay, the US First Lady was scheduled to visit the Pyramids of Giza and the new National Museum under construction next door. With big smiles on her face - sometimes paired with the unfamiliar sound of her laughter - she cuddled babies and bottle-fed young elephants.
In regards to Kavanaugh and the sexual assault accusations surrounding him, she said that she was glad that boh Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and he were heard and that the FBI investigation was conducted.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on October 6, giving conservatives a 5-4 majority in the highest court in the United States.
"If we're talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh, I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", she said.
The first lady also would not say if she believed Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh.
Her outfit looked familiar to some citizens of the Twitterverse.
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Melania earlier drew some criticism for wearing a white pith helmet during a safari in Kenya because of its association with European exploration of Africa.
Many saw an immediate similarity between her and the also-Cairo-based Rene Belloq, the arch-nemesis of Indiana Jones in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark.
She appears to be relishing her time in Africa.
The happier place Mrs. Trump seemed to go to while in Africa surprised some. "In global relations, what that mechanism (of soft diplomacy) can achieve is very minimal unless she has a specific message for the head of state", he said.
The trip was a coming out of sorts for the First Lady on the world stage.
"As a public diplomacy tour, it seemed successful", he said.
Mrs Trump's week-long trip to the continent is seen as an attempt to heal some of the divisions. "This is a woman who has disagreed on attacks against minorities because she knows her background", Prof Maurice Amutabi, Vice-Chancellor of Lukenya University and a commentator on African political issues, told the Sunday Nation. Photos of the unexpected moment were popular on social media.