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Meet Chef Alfred, head chef at Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda. Alfred joined Volcanoes Safaris as a kitchen porter in 2018 and after completing his chef training in September 2019 now leads the kitchen team in Gahinga.
Alfred’s favourite dinner menu is the cucumber, papaya and watermelon salad for starter, slow roasted pork with mashed Kisoro ‘Irish potatoes’, followed by fresh mango and passionfruit dessert.
Volcanoes Safaris chef training programs are designed and run by our in-house management training team in conjunction with Guy Krenzer and Stephane Chiceri, renowned chefs from Le Nôtre in Paris. Our recipes and menus feature regionally inspired dishes with a focus on homegrown, organic ingredients, locally sourced from the communities surrounding the lodges, with recipes combining local cooking methods, outdoor cooking and guest participation.
Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.
Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.