Mago National Park is in South Omo Zone, 35 km south-west of Jinka, the administrative centre of the Zone. The park lies to the north of a large 90? Bend in the Omo River. To the west is the Tama Wildlife Reserve, with the Tama River forming the boundary? South of the Omo river is the Murulle Controlled Hunting Area, with an important wetland Lake Dip beside the river. The Mago River flows through the centre of the park and joins the Neri river at Mago swamp, before continuing southwards to join the Omo River. Areas along the lower Omo (within the park) are populated with a rich diversity of ethnic groups including the Ari, Banna, Bongoso, Hamar, Karo, Muguji, Male, Surma and Mursi peoples. A number of these groups live beside the river and make extensive use of its natural resources and basically depend on cattle- Nomado-pasturalist.