Samoa: O Le Pupu-Pue NP & Togitogiga Falls

O Le Pupu-Puʿe National Park is the oldest national park in the country, established in 1978. It is a large protected area of 4234 hectares, covering both the central mountains, and lowlands going down to the coast in the south central part of Savaii island. It’s a spectacular jungle with waterfalls and amazing flora – 352 native plant species have been recorded in the park, representing half of Samoa’s endemic vascular plants. There are 51 species of animals, including many species of endemic birds, 3 species of bats and flying foxes, and an endemic boa snake. One of the main and easily accessible attractions is the Togitogiga Falls, a two-tier drop surrounded by flowers and palms.