The couple traveled to Africa last week as part of de Rossi's 60th birthday gift to DeGeneres, her wife of nine years. They visited a number of countries on their trip, from Rwanda, to Kenya, to Tanzania.
The scenic trip comes after the former Scandal actress announced in February that she'd worked with Dian Fossey, DeGeneres' hero, to build the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Additionally, the 45-year-old actress set up The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund in her wife's name, which will help to save the elephants.
"Ellen, you will carry on Dian's legacy by giving them a permanent home in Rwanda," de Rossi announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "Now, you will join Dian as a protector and champion of these amazing animals, the mountain gorillas. Happy birthday!"
In May, Ashton Kutcher appeared on DeGeneres' show to lend his support as well. He announced a four million dollar donation to The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund along with his investment partner, Guy Oseary.
"Whether it’s in New Orleans, whether it’s in Montecito, whether it’s the people that come here, the people out there, you’re always thinking about everyone else and we wanted to show you that people are thinking about you," The Ranch star told DeGeneres.