"I've travelled quite extensively on my own all over Africa but I was well aware that the Congo was a special part of this world. So I kept an eye out for a fine travel specialist like ISHKAR. Finding ISHKAR via photographer Michael Christopher Brown was a stroke of luck! Together with Zanna, Michael and a group of five fellow travellers I’ve spent ten days criss-crossing the beautiful Kivu and constantly improving my photo skills – a unique experience for which I’m very grateful!”
TAMAS KISS - D.R.C. with Michael Christopher Brown 2021
"I was not centred around photography-- the experience was so much more than that. [Michael] did a great job going beyond his photography skills and giving context and stories about the locations as well. He was always open to help. I consider him a great friend and helpful teacher."
JACOB SCHMIDT - D.R.C. with Michael Christopher Brown 2021
"[I] must say it was a most excellent first trip with Ishkar. I’m glad there’s a company such as this to enable visiting places in the world like the Kivus. Hard to believe arriving in DRC, let alone for an extended time, didn’t seem to be an option for me only a few months ago. Thank you very much again for your great assistance in making this a reality for the whole group."
BELTON MCMURREY - D.R.C. with Michael Christopher Brown 2021
"Be ready to get your heart and mind changed. Positive impact travel made possible by Ishkar and their excellent local partners. I warmly recommend this trip to anyone willing to challenge false perceptions and obsolete fears. "
SOPHIE STROBELE - Bamiyan with Andrew Quilty 2020
"I cannot thank ISHKAR enough for showing me this amazing country with me. Bamiyan shows there is so much more to Afghanistan than the black and white depiction of the country."
ALEX HALL - Bamiyan with Andrew Quilty 2020
"Following the steps of amazing local individuals, you discover a great community. Skiing in Bamyan is paying tribute to their difficult challenge: bringing back Afghanistan brightest sides to the frontline."
OSCAR FRIDEL - Ski Afghanistan 2020
"It was an absolute joy travelling with Ishkar - immersive, authentic and fun."
ANNABEL ILLINGWORTH - Ski Afghanistan 2020
"Can't tell friends enough about our journey with ISHKAR in Afghanistan. I particularly enjoyed the small group vibe, the variety of activities and the warmth and hospitality of the leaders. Would jump at going on another ISHKAR trip without hesitation. If you are thinking about it, don't. Just go."
ANNETTE WIDTZ - Bamiyan with Andrew Quilty 2019
"Our trip to Afghanistan with Ishkar and Andrew Quilty was an amazing adventure. Travelling through such fascinating terrain and with such welcoming people was only topped by having a master photographer beside us, teaching us how to capture the experience even more vividly! The trip organisation and guiding was superb and I've certainly made some friends for life by sharing such a rich experience together. Very highly recommended."
GLEN WILDE - Bamiyan with Andrew Quilty 2019
"Very glad to be part of the first ISHKAR Afghan travel. It’s fantastic spending 10 days with ISHKAR staff and our team members. We are helping each other during the trip throughout to explore the wonderful landscape and culture in Afghanistan. It was an unforgettable experience in my life. Thanks ISHKAR and my team members for delivering this travel into reality."
CHENHU LIU - Bamiyan with Andrew Quilty 2019
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