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Hollywood star goes on a safari in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
11 Jun 2022 at 09:30hrs | Views
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi continued to explore the African continent on Friday as they went on a safari in Zimbabwe, after recently traveling to Rwanda.

The comedian, 64, shared four snaps from the exciting journey with her wife, 49, including a sweet moment of the two holding hands in the wilderness.

The television host blended in with nature for the occasion, sporting a forest green long-sleeve jacket and mustard cargo pants, along with black trail boots.

DeGeneres - who married Portia in 2008 - paired the outdoor look with a blue bandana tied around her neck, and shielded her eyes from the sun with a pair of shades.

Meanwhile her other half matched in green cargo pants and shirt, along with a striped blue poncho worn on top.

The actress sported a straw fedora hat and, like her wife, wore sunglasses and a sturdy pair of boots for the outing.

n another picture, Ellen was also seen out on a boat, taking in the local scenery while out on the water, with the view of the mountains behind her.

While in the next idyllic snap, the lovely pair were seen sitting on the ground next to each other, with a beautiful green forest of trees behind them.

The Zimbabwe trip comes after the couple were in Rwanda on Tuesday for the dedication of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus, a $15 million project for The Ellen Fund in conjunction with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the MASS Design Group.

Scenery: In another picture, Ellen was also seen out on a boat, taking in the local sights while out on the water, with the view of the mountains behind her

Idyllic: While in the next snap, the lovely pair were seen sitting on the ground next to each other, with a beautiful green forest of trees behind them

At the dedication ceremony, DeGeneres described the campus as ‘incredible,' detailing her longtime passion toward the area and conservation causes.

‘When I was a kid, I used to dream of coming here,' DeGeneres said, adding that late conservationist Dian Fossey was a hero to her, ‘and her dedication to gorillas changed the world.

‘The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been here for over 50 years,' she said. ‘Thanks to their work, the commitment of the Rwandan government and the efforts of many conservation groups here today, the mountain gorilla population has gone from 300 in the entire world to over 1000.'

DeGeneres noted the multiple objectives of the campus, which is located over 12 acres in Volcanoes National Park: ‘This campus is so important for gorillas, but it's also more than that.

‘It's teaching school children about conservation. It's educating a future generation of scientists. It's a model for others to follow, from the sustainable architecture to the community's involvement.'

Ellen's luxury vacation to Africa comes after she hosted the last episode of her talk show, Ellen, on May 26, after 19 seasons.

She announced in May of 2021 the show was ending following complaints of a toxic workplace from staff on the show that led to an internal probe from Warner Bros.

Source - dailymail.co.uk