a visitor first arrives at a homestead, it is customary to wait at the social
insaka to await the host.
an enclosed social circle where conversations occur.
sometimes have a main insaka. This provides a space for public meetings and
decisions. This main insaka may be bigger than the others in individual homesteads
but this not necessarily the case.
are often placed on small hills. These hills are actually termite or ant mounds
which are unoccupied. The ground is stable and it allows for good views and
breezes. Being higher elevated it also adds to its importance.
sitting areas are the walls or built in seating, such as a brick bench.