Earth Lodge is a small ecolodge with only 14 basic but comfortable rooms. Being small helps us reduce the lodge’s impact on the fragile environment and ensure the site retains its isolated and tranquil feel.
Located some 14km from civilization, the remoteness provides a nice respite for our guests seeking a getaway from their city lives.
Earth Lodge is the base for the Ulu Muda Field Research Center where we aim to raise awareness on the significance of this important forest landscape and to promote research.
The Kuala Labua area where Earth Lodge is located is a particularly important area for large mammal biodiversity. This is due to the presence of over 9 saltlicks located within a 5 five kilometer radius. No place else has such a large concentration of saltlicks. This large concentration of saltlicks attracts a lot of
herbivores which in turn attracts many carnivores and omnivores. Thus, the area surrounding Kuala Labua is especially rich in large mammals. This fact alone requires Earth Lodge to be extra careful on how it operates in the area so as to have minimal impact on the area’s wildlife.
Additionally, the surrounding forest is an important water catchment with the Muda River and its tributaries contributing precious water to the lakes of Muda and Pedu. These lakes are crucial for potable water supply for three Northern Peninsular Malaysian states. The Greater Ulu Muda area is also a Nationally important water catchment because it is the main source of water for the Muda irrigation scheme that provides the bulk of the nation’s rice supply. It also provide vital water supply for three Northern Malaysian Peninsular states of Kedah, Penang and Perlis.
Earth Lodge also recognizes that the communities in the area play an important role in the conservation of the Uu Muda forests. Scientific data contributes to better knowledge and better management of the Greater Ulu Muda Forest. Earth Lodge is committed to operating with the lowest ecological and environmental impact and constantly strives to improve by further minimizing its ecological and environmental footprint.