The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

91 what was going on and left with their ships to Malande. On the 22nd of Sha'ban, 903 AH (15th April , 1498 CE), the ships of Vasco Da Gama reached Malande, on the east coast of Africa, where they were met by four ships with Christians from India on board. Vasco Da Gama met up with the King of Malande and asked him for a guide who could lead him in his journey to India. The King of Malande sent with him a Christian guide named Kana, who was from Gujarat. Vasco da Gama then sailed from Malande on the 2nd of Ramadan, 903 AH (24th April, 1498 CE). The Portuguese ships kept coming to the Indian Ocean, and they ended occupying