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Earth Lodge Ulu Muda

Ulu Muda Forest Reserve Malaysia
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#20 of 377 Speciality lodging in Kedah
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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Lyn T wrote a review Jun 2015
Pitlochry, United Kingdom23 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
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
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
HuntressLondon wrote a review Jul 2014
London6 contributions4 helpful votes
Four of us stayed for a 3D/2N package in late June and had a truly amazing time. From meeting Hymeir and his team at the jetty, the whole experience felt like an adventure. The four of us plus three staff were 'it' and it felt like our own expedition into the rainforest. Hymeir was in a excellent host full of knowledge about the surroundings - but humble enough to say 'I don't know' or 'we don't know yet' to many questions, hinting at the mystery and wonder still surrounding the forests of this region. His emphasis on the 'light footprint' of the lodge was also encouraging when so often natural places are ruined by a human presence. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike to the caves which were breathtakingly beautiful. Also the hotsprings and evening wildlife boat trips were a
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Date of stay: June 2014
IlleG wrote a review Jul 2014
Vienna, Austria60 contributions30 helpful votes
Earth Lodge is a great place for Nature lovers. The journey there is already great: you drive to the jetty, enter the boat - and leave civilisation. After some time, you arrive in wonderland. No internet, no mobile phones. Green jungle everywhere. Clean rivers. Nice little bungalows where you can spend the night. Beautiful jungle walks. Huge trees - some with sun bear markings! A great cave. Climbing. River crossing. Eating thermophilic bacteria. Smelling tapir. Setting up camera traps. Elephants were eating the sugar from the sugar bowl in the kitchen in the night. Oh my, what a place. I love to go there, with students and colleagues, to do real educational biomimetic jungle walks. Earth Lodge is the perfect place for this. And for YOUR jungle experience, too. Come and enjoy!
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Date of stay: January 2014
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