September 10 2019 - 21:40

Photos by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | This iconic ferry shuttles passengers and vehicles across an inlet dividing Dar es Salaam’s neighborhoods of Kivukoni and Kigamboni. The wait for a boat can be tedious, but the view of the city’s skyline at dusk more than makes up for it. Over the last decade, blue-accented towers have transformed its downtown skyline; excluding South Africa, the city is now home to four of ten tallest buildings in sub-Saharan Africa. As National Geographic explores changing urban spaces, I had the chance to return to Dar es Salaam, the economic capital of Tanzania and one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. To get to know this vibrant Swahili coastal city and beyond, follow @nicholesobecki #tanzania #daressalaam #city