Journey to the Battleground of Ketele
Where: The event happens 18 kilometers north of Kazembe
When: 10:30am to 12:45am
Why: Long ago, a battle was fought in this area. The Lundas dug trenches to ambush an invaiding tribe.
Click here to read all about the history of what happened in this place
Order of events
When you travel for 12 km, you will come to a barrier called Kasumpa. The Headman Kasumpa will prevent Mwaya from entering until he recieves a gift from the Mwata. Mpemba will be smeared on the mwatas forehead as a sign of blessings.
Find transport to take you 18 km North and Back. The convoy will start at aprox. 10:30am. The Mwata will be in the front leading.
After traveling 6 more kilometers, on the left you will see a clearing with 2 insakas (gazebos). Park your car on the side and proceed to the crowd.
On the right of the clearing you will notice a deep trench, this was dug out by the lundas many years ago to ambush the invaiding tribe. Today, the mwata will walk through the trench offering his respects by throwing food in varrious areas.
The mwata now goes into the hut on the right drinks some locally brewed beer for about 10 min. then proceeds to the second hut on the left. There he sits, drinks beer and watches dancers.
To conclude the visit, the mwata speaks to the people and reminds them of what happened in this place and then does a vitory dance.