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Satellite photo of Savai'i island (NASA photo)
Elevation 1,858 m (6,096 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,858 m (6,096 ft)[1]
Listing Country high point
Silisili is located in Samoa
Location of Mount Silisili in Samoa
Location Samoa
Coordinates 13°37′06″S 172°29′09″W / 13.61833°S 172.48583°W / -13.61833; -172.48583Coordinates: 13°37′06″S 172°29′09″W / 13.61833°S 172.48583°W / -13.61833; -172.48583[2]

Mount Silisili is the highest peak in Samoa and the Samoa Islands chain. It is located in the centre of a mountain chain running the length of Savai'i island.

Mount Silisili rises to a height of 1,858 m.[3] The word silisili means highest in reference to height, in the Samoan language.

Savai'i is the largest shield volcano island in the South Pacific.

Climbing the volcano[edit]

Mount Silisili makes a popular hike of Savai'i island, and can be reached with a 2-day guided round-trip.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Mount Matavanu, active volcano on Savai'i, last erupted 1905 - 1911.
  • Mata o le Afi, a volcano on Savai'i, last erupted 30 October 1902 to 17 November 1902.
  • Mauga Afi, a volcano on Savai'i, last erupted about 1725.


  1. ^ a b "Mauga Silisili" on Retrieved 1 October 2011
  2. ^ "Mauga Silisili" - Pacific Islands Retrieved 1 October 2011
  3. ^ Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). World War 2 Pacific island guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 88. ISBN 0-313-31395-4. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Mt Silisili, page on (accessed on January 2014)