Pairi Daiza, " Un Jardin des Mondes ", will take you on a journey from one continent to another and reveal to you all the treasures of the plant, animal, cultural and spiritual world that have been given refuge in this estate which was once the home of the Cistercian monks of Cambron Abbey.
After just a few steps you will find yourself on another continent where you will discover almost 5,000 animals including the most emblematic species of our planet. You will cross paths with elephants on their daily jaunts, feed the giraffes, stroke lemurs, observe cheetahs, lions, sea lions and gaze in awe at the colourful flight of the macaws.
Lovers of plants will be completely entranced as they wander among New Zealand tree ferns, typical Black Boys from the Australian bush, magnificent rice paddies that are equally resplendent as the most beautiful Asian landscapes, giant plane trees, acacias that are so typical of the Savannah, a rose garden, an Andalusian garden, macro bonsai trees that have been shaped over several generations by Japanese masters or thousand year old olive trees. These are just a few of the treasures from the plant world that are preserved here between the walls of Pairi Daiza.
In 2013, Pairi Daiza will transport you into its new African world: a Togo village from which you will be able to admire the famous ‘Big Five’ (leopard, lion, giraffe, elephant, and water buffalo). At the foot of this lakeside village you will see sea lions frolicking and you will be able to peer into a newly planted forest that is home to colobus monkeys, and then there is the aquatic ballet of the hippopotami that you can view from under the water (unique in Belgium).
And after all the excitement, you can sample a beer brewed with the water from the ancient spring of Cambron Abbey.