A hidden creation of nature in response to
A one hour drive from Antseranana, this fascinating
geologic oddity did not exist 50 years ago.
As a result of the deforestation the red
clay soil began to erode and over time this
has revealed the pink sandstone tsingy that
can now be seen. The sandstone will erode
over time and hence, the tsingy will not
exist. However, with the continued erosion
of the red soil, it is believed that other
sections of the pink sandstone will be revealed.
At the base of the valley, the soil is solid clay and hence the water does not permeate into the ground but merely runs off.