Michelle Obama wraps Africa visit, heads home

AP News
Posted: Jun 26, 2011 5:34 AM
Michelle Obama wraps Africa visit, heads home

Michelle Obama has wrapped up a weeklong visit to Africa and is heading home.

The first lady's plane left Botswana Sunday morning. She was due to arrive at the White House early Monday.

Mrs. Obama went to South Africa and Botswana to foster good will between the U.S. and Africa. She also promoted youth leadership, education and HIV/AIDS awareness.

She ended the visit with a safari and overnight stay in a South African game reserve.

Mrs. Obama traveled with her daughters, 12-year-old Malia and 10-year-old Sasha; her mother, Marian Robinson; and a niece and nephew who live in Oregon. The president stayed in Washington.