Ellen DeGeneres spends time in Kenya before visit to Dian Fossey’s gorillas in Rwanda

2018-05-28 12:02
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in Kenya

Cape Town – Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are officially on vacation and their chosen destination is Rwanda.

The daytime talk show host has been teasing since her birthday show in January that she and her wife, Portia are heading to Africa for their holiday for a very special reason.

ICYMI, in celebration of Ellen’s 60th birthday on 26 January, and her love for animals, Portia gifted Ellen with her own namesake wildlife fund.

Combined with Ellen’s absolute love for Dian Fossey’s dedication to animals, Portia added that The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund’s first initiative would be to build a gorilla conservation centre in Rwanda and will form part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Since the reveal of the wildlife fund, Ellen had collected generous from fans and friends, including a massive $4m donation from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary.

Well, the time for Ellen to visit the location which she plans to help has finally come.

The couple spent their weekend in Nairobi, Kenya at Giraffe Manor – an exclusive boutique hotel owned by The Safari Collection.

In a bunch of videos Ellen and Portia enjoy their stay by participating in the local attraction activity – feeding the lodge’s herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who poke their long necks and heads through windows for a treat.


Just ordering breakfast on our vacation. #giraffemanor #discoverthesafaricollection

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Giraffes! #giraffemanor #discoverthesafaricollection

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Flirting with a giraffe. #giraffemanor #discoverthesafaricollection

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Waking up next to giraffes. #giraffemanor #discoverthesafaricollection

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Ellen’s most recent video shows herself and Portia landing in Rwanda, where they will visit the gorillas Dian Fossey worked so hard to protect.


Landing in Rwanda #ThisIsIt

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