Vasco da Gamma


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Noun1.Vasco da Gamma - Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497Vasco da Gamma - Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
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North of the Vasco da Gamma Pillar on Silversand Road lies a quaint makuti-thatched Portuguese Chapel built by Vasco da Gama in 1498 on his epic voyage to India via Malindi."The Portuguese Chapel compound contains graves of two sailors buried there in 1542 by St Francis Xavier, who retraced Vasco da Gama's voyage to India," Mr Mohamed says.
Unless quick action is taken, sites such as Fort Jesus in Mombasa, Vasco da Gamma pillar in Malindi, Jumba la Mtwana in Mtwapa and Shimoni in Kwale and those in Lamu county might be destroyed.
I encourage you to sample the rich cultural heritage and tourist sites in Malindi including the famous Vasco Da Gamma pillar, Malindi and Watamu Marine Park which are home for turtle and colourful fish and beautiful beaches," said Mr Kingi in a statement to the press.