The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

31 were hit by the strong seasonal northern wind, and consequently dispersed: each to a different place. Only one ship made it to its planned destination, the port of Yanbu'. The other six ships were blown away to the east coast of Africa. The rst ship ended at the Island of Mombasa, north of the Kilwa Island. The second arrived at the green Island of Pemba, north of Zanzibar. The third got to Mandaghna, north of Madagascar. The fourth ended at the port of Mchinga, south of Kilwa. The fth docked in Hinzwan, one of the Comoros islands, between Madagascar and the Africa mainland round the Mozambique region. The sixth ship made it to the town of Kilwa.