Welcome to VaiWai's® source in Nabukavesi, Fiji. The source is located 29 km away from Suva, Fiji’s capital city and about 161 km from Nadi, Fiji’s main hub for tourism. It is right at the entrance of the rain forest which covers most of the Viti Levu island. The main trees and plants you will find around are red palms, tree ferns, mahogany plants, peppers, vanilla. When it comes to fauna, the forests is the home of boa snakes, barking pigeon, parrots, flying bats, fresh water prawns and eels. Sometimes iguanas or some wild pigs can be seen on the land but the latter remain far away as they are a preferred dish for the neighbouring villagers.
VaiWai's® source is located in the Namosi province. Namosi is one of the 8 provinces of Viti Levu island in Fiji. The overall population of Namosi province is only about 7,000 people which makes it the least populated province of all Fijian provinces.
For most people, Fiji is a dream destination with white sand beaches, crystal clear seas and coconuts trees all around. And you know what? This idyllic image is actually true… but that’s not the only thing about Fiji.
With about 330 islands of which 110 are inhabited, Fiji offers lots of amazing places to simply relax with breath-taking sunsets every evening. Having said that, most of the inland is covered by hills and mountains with thick rain forest. As soon as you move away from the cost, the ground starts raising and even though most of the landscape is rather smooth and low, the highest peak culminates at 1,323 meters.
Viti Levu island where VaiWai's® source is located is the biggest of all Fijian islands and is about 10,400 km2. It concentrates more than 70% of the population but this does not make it a very densely populated island. There are only a few cities as such across Fiji (Suva, Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, etc) and the rest of the population lives in villages on the coast or deep inside the mountains. Villages by the coast tend to rely on tourism for their income while villages in the interior are mainly self-sufficient with very low crops sales to distant markets.
The southern-eastern side of the island experiences heavy rainfall, while the western side is noticeably drier. Accordingly, sugar cane production thrives in the west, while a dairy industry is being built in the east. If you want to know more about Fiji, there are plenty of websites such as Wikipedia, or if for tourism purpose please refer to FijiMe, or TourismFiji.