A Chronology of the Cottar Family in Africa

Timeline

1901

Chas arrives in East Africa for the first time from Cedar Country Oklahoma

Chas arrives in East Africa for the first time from Cedar Country Oklahoma
1909

Chas Cottar visits East Africa for the second time

1912

Chas Cottar moves his family from Oklahoma to East Africa

First African adventure film shown at the Globe Theatre, New York, by the Cottar’s.
1919

Chas Cottar, Mike & Bud form Cottar Safari Services

Chas Cottar, Mike & Bud form Cottar Safari Services
1920

Chas Cottar and Donal Ker travel to Lorien Swamp to hunt Elephant

Chas Cottar and Donal Ker travel to Lorien Swamp to hunt Elephant
1922

Chas mauled by a leopard

Chas mauled by a leopard
The Cottar’s bring over vehicles from the US and convert them to Safari wagons Logistic support and guiding of Martin and Osa Johnson
1922

Logistic support and guiding of Martin and Osa Johnson

1924

Bud Cottar guides the Duke and Dutchess of York

1926

Nepal Hunt with Woolworth Donahue and Babe White

1928

Paul Hoeffler first shoots colour film in Africa

Paul Hoeffler first shoots colour film in Africa
1930

Training of Donald Kerr and Bill Ryan as hunters by Chas

Training of Donald Kerr and Bill Ryan as hunters by Chas
1930

Keep lion, leopard, and wild dogs as pets

Keep lion, leopard, and wild dogs as pets
1931

Mike is the first paying passenger for Beryl Markham, author of “West with the Night”

1938

Negly Farson comments on Chas, stating that he is the finest hunter in East Africa

1940

Chas killed by Rhino in Siana Area

Chas killed by Rhino in Siana Area
1941

Mike killed by blackwater fever

Mike killed by blackwater fever
1956

Glen joins White Hunters (Africa) Ltd. As an apprentice under Tony Dyer

1959

Glen changes name of company to Glen Cottar Safaris Ltd.

1965

Glen starts Cottar’s Camp in Tsavo East, the first of its kind in Africa

Glen starts Cottar’s Camp in Tsavo East, the first of its kind in Africa
1966

Glen conceptualizes game COIN and SCI

1975

Glen starts community conservation scheme with concession system in the Mara area

1977

Hunting closes in Kenya

1977

Glen starts Cottar’s Camp in the Mara

Glen starts Cottar’s Camp in the Mara
1985

Calvin starts hunting in Tanzania

1989

Calvin leaves Tanzania to start wildlife management company

1995

Calvin returns to Cottar’s and starts 1920’s Safari concept

1996

Glen passes away

2011

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp becomes a Zeitz Foundation Global Alliance Partner

2011

Pat passes away

2012

Cottar’s Bush Villa in the Masai Mara is opened

2013

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camps becomes one of 10 Global Ecosphere Retreats in the world

2016

The Olderkesi Conservancy officially opens

2016

Cottar’s Bush villa wins Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa at the World Travel Awards