As in any culture, a few words of the local language go a long way to making friends. Setswana is the first language of over three-quarters of the population and you can’t go wrong with a ‘dumêla’ (hello) or ‘dumelang’ (how are you?). Botswanans are generally laid-back and gregarious. Take the time to say hello and chat, and you’ll usually have nothing but positive interactions. There are many different languages and cultures in Botswana, but no specific cultural nuances that are especially relevant to a wildlife safari.