Name ID 129
editors East Africa
Extract Date: 1498
Portuguese sailors under the command of Vasco da Gama become the first Europeans to reach East Africa by sea, stopping at Mombasa and Malindi
Ofcansky, Thomas P and Yeager, Rodger Historical Dictionary of Tanzania
Page Number: xvii
Extract Date: 1502, July 14
In command of 10 ships, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama pays a second visit to Kilwa and, on behalf of Portugal, imposes liability to tribute.