I just purchased an Olympus Digital Point & Shoot camera for my trip in November. It has 24x optical zoom. The reason I chose that camera over the Canon P&S (36x optical zoom) was b/c the body of the Canon was bigger and I thought that after my safari trip I would get more use out of a camera that is smaller and can fit in my pocketbook than a bigger Canon camera (it's not huge though).
Think the 24x optical zoom is good enough for trip? Both cameras are also good in low light and multi-shots and have video capabilities.
Thanks ahead of time for responses