Ghana has declared 2019 the “Year of the Return,” for Black people around the diaspora. With year-long activities that range from soul-stirring tributes to the ancestors at the Full Circle Festival, to concerts and more festivals, there’s a lot of exciting happenings around the country.

However, this year isn’t the first time Black travelers have had Ghana on their radar. In-the-know jetsetters have long been exploring the multi-faceted beauty of this West African gem.

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If you were ever on the fence about visiting Ghana, we’ve rounded up ten photos from fellow globetrotters that showcase the unique pride and beauty of a country that can’t wait to welcome you “home.”