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We are a small ecolodge cum fields research center located smack in the middle of the jungle. Only accessible by boat after a 1 hour to 2 hour trip depending on water level. The lodge caters to the intrepid nature traveler who does not mind some discomforts while savouring the unexpected comforts offered this far from civilazation as one immerses in the Malayan rainforest.Small numbers of guests makes stays at Earth Lodge private and personalized. We always strive to comply with ecotourism principles in our operations.Run as a conservation enterprise, we are active in advocacy work with local conservation NGO's aiming for better management and protection of this important conservation area.
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Anne-Laura VC wrote a review Aug 2018
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our 3 days & 2 nights stay at the earth logde was really amazing, we were lucky to see 3 wild elephants and many other animals during the day tours. Waking up to the sound of the singing Gibbons was very unique. Our guide Ahmad was very friendly en helpful too. In comparison to Taman Negara, it was less touristic and there was way more respect for the wildlife in general.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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FemkyB wrote a review Mar 2018
Middelburg, The Netherlands43 contributions19 helpful votes
We just spend 3 nights - off the grid - at the Earth Lodge at Ulu Muda. What an amazing nature and scenery! Bird and animal watching while cruising the lake and rivers ... Feel truly blessed for seeing the big group of elephants with young, hornbills, monitor lizards and so much more. Wish we could have stayed longer and hope to come back one day to spend a night at the hive. Thanks for the great hospitality, food and company! Learned so much from you guys! Can truly recommend this to all true nature lovers!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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GAN L wrote a review Aug 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8696 contributions948 helpful votes
Staying here to witness the mystical forest of Ulu Muda is akin to staying in a long forgotten, untouched realm. Saw majestic giant Tualang trees. Spotted a herd of elephants. Spotted many salt licks which serve as excellent sites to watch wildlife who seek salt licks to supplement their diet. Visiting limestone hills and caves , as well as the three man made lakes, engaging our time here was rather fulfilling.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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erwin_l wrote a review Dec 2016
The Netherlands334 contributions37 helpful votes
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Staying at the earth lodge was an amazing experience. Being out here in the middle of ulu muda rainforest is unique! You will never find a place like this anywhere else in peninsular malaysia. The place is teeming with wildlife. You stay right in the middle of it all. The lodge is surrounded by several salt licks so the elephants could walk right behind your bedroom. Knowing this makes it all very very special. Our guide Hymeir is an awesome guy. He knows so much about the area. The cabins are semi detached (2 rooms under one roof) and are simple but to have this comfort over here is quite amazing actually. The bathroom has a normal western style toilet and even a shower. The water is cold tho! The bedroom has a ceiling fan but there is only electricity in the evening when it is
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Date of stay: December 2016
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McKenzie D wrote a review Apr 2016
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Earth Lodge is a nature lover's dream, but really not for the faint of heart. It exists as a center from which scientists research the surrounding forest, so although there are activities like tubing, cave trekking, day hikes, and sunset river cruises, it's not really about adventure sports. Earth Lodge is a place to pick a quiet corner of the jungle and patiently wait for a sighting- you can spot tons of birds, wild pigs, bats, monkeys, monitor lizards, possibly elephants, and deer. Amenities are basic but totally comfortable, if you are ok with a mattress on a sleeping platform, sporadic electricity, and occasional bugs. All of the guides and guests were really passionate about the outdoors, and there were stacks of books to look up all the sightings you made that day. I
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Simster44 wrote a review Dec 2015
London, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a relaxing, peaceful and really interesting few days staying at Earth Lodge. You are genuinely out there in the jungle far from civilisation. Our guide Hymeir was friendly, easy to get on with and full of fascinating information about the forest and all its animals and birds. Great fun!
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Date of stay: November 2015
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JulianaQM wrote a review Jul 2015
San Salvador, El Salvador28 contributions24 helpful votes
My husband and I spent a long weekend at Ulu Muda being educated and entertained by Hymeir, the owner and a well-known Malaysian conservationist and cave expert, and J, the British guide in-training and a conservationist in his own right (when he's not a police officer in London). We hiked (bring leech socks if you have them and borrow from Earth Lodge if you don't!), looked for wildlife, explored small undeveloped caves, bathed in natural hot springs, and went tubing down the cool river -- a welcome relief from the rainforest heat and humidity! Everything is totally customizable to your preferences, including the activities you take part in and how strenuous they are. The accommodations were basic but met our needs, especially considering the remoteness of the location, and the
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Lyn T wrote a review Jun 2015
Pitlochry, United Kingdom24 contributions7 helpful votes
At Earth Lodge you are definitely 'away from it all'. It is quite humbling to find yourself in the middle of about 160,000 acres of jungle, an hour and a half away from the jetty that leads back to civilization and nearer to a host of wildlife than any other people. Whilst basic, the accommodation is clean and maintained. The food is tasty, typical of the area, but could be a little more healthy with some simple changes. Hymeir, Zul & Din took great care of us at all times, important with the wildlife so close. Leech socks are a must if you want to do the jungle trekking as we did. The evening boat rides was enjoyable if a little hard on the bottom! We were a little disappointed not to see more wildlife, but maybe the overcast conditions did not help.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Helen C wrote a review Feb 2015
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a truly memorable and unique experience. Hymer our host and guide made everything run smoothly for us. Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the place and conservation in general .Assisted by the solid and very capable boatman/cook Zul. The pair of them looked after us very well.It is hard to get to Ulu Muda without your own transport but don't let that deter you. If you are seeking a true and genuine rain forest experience this is the place.You reach the lodge by boat and you leave the world behind for 4 days. You are immersed in the rain forest. The treks to the caves and to the honey trees and hot springs were great and the evening wild-life watching boat trips were wonderful, so serene as you are paddled along by Zul. After an hour or so you can feel it on
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Date of stay: January 2015
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GlasgowSouth wrote a review Aug 2014
Glasgow2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our trip to Earth Lodge formed part of our tour around Malaysia and looking back it was one of the highlights! As lovers of the outdoors, this trip fitted in perfectly and was an excellent break from the hustle and bustle of city life. On the four days we had a full itinerary of boat trips, cave visit, tubing, hot springs and salt lick visit. We were very lucky to see a wide range of wildlife and on three occasions managed to spot elephants. Hymeir, the guide, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the area. Zol, chef/boatman, cooked up some delicious food. Would highly recommend a visit!
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Date of stay: July 2014
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