Things to do In Jos

Jos is the largest city in the Plateau State of Nigeria. It is a cosmopolitan city with a population of over 1.5 million people and about 1,000,000 inhabitants as per 2017 census figures. Jos has many things to do for all types of travelers from business people to families and children seeking fun activities, Jos offers great opportunities for tourists around the world.

  1. The Jos national museum: The Jos Museum is a great place to visit if you’re in Jos, Nigeria. The museum was founded in 1952 and is located on the campus of the University of Jos. It’s an interesting place to learn about the history of Nigeria. You can see sculptures and artifacts from all over the country, including Nok terracottas and pottery dating back thousands of years. If you’re interested in learning more about Nigerian culture, there’s also a Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture that includes life-size replicas of Kano and Zaria mosques, plus a Tiv village with its village square. There’s also an exhibit devoted to colonial-era artifacts relating to railroads and mining operations.
  2. Jos Zoo and Jos Wildlife Park: If you are a nature lover, then Jos Wildlife Park is the place for you. Jos Wildlife Park is one of Plateau State’s topmost tourist attractions and a place in Nigeria where nature has been conserved. The sights and sounds of nature and wildlife unfold in the park, located in the middle belt of Nigeria along the Jos-Miango road. It is one of the biggest natural/artificial zoological gardens and parks in Nigeria. The park was established in 2001 by the Jos Zoo Foundation to protect endangered species and promote environmental awareness among local people as well as tourists. The park has over 2,000 animals representing over 200 different species including monkeys, lions, tigers, elephants, and many more.
  3. Shere hills: Love hiking? Then you should not miss hiking the share hills when you visit Jos. Lying to the east of Jos, the summit of the Hills offer a fantastic aerial view of the City of Jos. The trailhead starts at the northeastern tip of Jos, near the entrance to Mount Jos National Park. It’s only a short walk up to the top, but it is steep and winding. You’ll see countless beautiful views as you make your way up toward Shere Hills. The mountains are covered in lush greenery and thick forests that are home to animals like monkeys, antelopes, and snakes. After climbing to the summit of Shere Hills (which is about 4 miles round trip), you’ll have an incredible view of Jos’ cityscape below—and if it’s clear enough in your area, you can see Nigeria all around you!
  4. Solomon lar amusement park: If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your day, Solomon Lar amusement park is the place to be! This natural park has been improved with some artificial facilities. Offering swimming pool services, a playground for children, artificial lakes, free internet service, and a pleasant environment for events, this is a choice site for picnics, recreational activities, and events.
  5. Rayfield resort: For those who want to spend their time in a more relaxed manner, Rayfield Resort is the perfect place. It has a good island with nature as its companion. There are some “historical” designs to help connect visitors/tourists to the beauty of ancient times regarding craftworks. There is also a boat cruise for a fee. The environment reminds visitors of the beauty of nature.

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