Niassa province is the largest province of Mozambique. The capital of Niassa province is Lichinga, situated to the west of the province. Niassa has a small population, which is just over 70000 inhabitants. Niassa is well known for producing sorghum, cotton, timber and semi precious stones. The major attraction is Lake Niassa the third biggest lake in Africa, a phenomenal sight because of its size, the gorgeous beach and the clear waters. Niassa also boasts of lovely mountain scenery, rich vegetation which is mostly pine forests and many bird and mammal species.   Animals can be viewed in the Niassa Reserve. Niassa is accessible by road, rail and Air transport. However though Niassa is located close to the border with Tanzania there is no road link to Tanzania from Niassa province.