This is the burial site of the late King Suuna II who ascended to the throne after the death of his father, King Kamaanya in 1856. He was the last King to be buried at his own palace and the tomb exists at the site; a dome-shaped structure last renovated by Kabaka Muteesa II. Late King Ssuuna II was a keen hunter and fierce ruler and it is said that he had 148 wives and 148 concubines who all lived around this site. He had hundreds of children and all their umbilical cords are still preserved to date. He was the first Kabaka to receive Arab traders. It is said he maintained a pet zoo at the site that included leopards and lions and other smaller creatures which impressed the Arabs so much that word of it reached Henry M Stanley at the coast. He was the last King to be buried without a jaw bone. It is important to note that the Kiganda
tradition asserts that the spirit of a man resides in the jaw bone. So whenever a King died, his jawbone was removed and preserved in a separate shrine. This shrine was usually a smaller replica of the dead King’s last palace.

The late King Ssuuna II’s mother was the Namasole Kanyange who was highly influential in the King’s court and a beautiful woman. It is said that Ssuuna insisted that she stay close to him in the same palace so he could keep watch over her. She appointed her successor before her death and this lineage still exists today.

Wamala tombs are located about 10km Northwest of Kampala. The hill on which the tombs are located was first named "Wamunyenye" after the glittering mica filled rocks.
The Wamala tombs were a former palace of Kabaka Ssuuna II, prominently known as the first king who welcomed white foreigners in his Kingdom and palace- the Arabs in 1884 who were trading inland from the East African coast.
These brought gifts with them and they included; mirror, cloth and jewelry.
A visit to this site gives one an opportunity to interact with the wives to Ssekabaka Ssuuna, see the first Qur'an in Uganda, scenic views of the hills of Kampala.