Located on the Jos Plateau at an altitude of 1,320 meters, the city of Jos is a favorite tourist destination on account of its scenic environment and temperate climate especially during the Harmattan (cold dry winds from the Sahara desert). The city is the center of Nigeria’s tin and columbine mining industry and a major archaeological site. Visit Jos museum with a collection of Nok art culture (5th. century bc.) and pottery collection from around the country; the museum of Nigerian architecture; Shere hills ideal for hiking; Jos Wildlife park; the A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute; Rayfield Lake resort, a man-made Lake from abandoned tin mine pits; Naraguta craft village with a variety of leatherwork and handicraft. Comfortable accommodation is available in hotels around the city.