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.

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.”

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