Michelle Obama documents African trip through Instagram


While President Obama winds up a weeklong trip to Africa focused on trade and international partnerships, the first lady will finish the journey with an Instagram album of photos that showcase a more inspirational side of the visit.

Most of Michelle Obama’s photos have centered on children, women, artistic performances and incredible views of the nations she has visited with her husband and their two daughters. While in Senegal last week, she made her Instagram debut to much acclaim with a video and several photos.

She followed with more pictures from South Africa, where she posted a video thanking her followers. “You guys stay tuned. There’s a lot more to come on this trip,” she promised. “Talk to you soon.”

Her most recent photos, snapped in Tanzania, include a picture of her backstage with her predecessor, Laura Bush, and former President George W. Bush. The two first ladies later hosted a summit featuring the wives of African leaders that focused on promoting women’s well-being on the continent.

The Tanzania trip also marked a milestone meeting between President Obama and Bush. The two American presidents met for the first time on foreign soil to pay tribute to the Americans killed in 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa.