The African Continent is mainly unexplored at this point in time. The Egyptian Empire rules the northern part of the continent from Egypt on west to Morocco. Cape Town and the surrounding territories have been claimed by Europeans as a staging area for further exploration into the heart of Africa as well as a resupply stop for ships heading to India.
Few expeditions into the jungles of Africa have actually returned. They describe the jungles as dark and steamy with horrors lurking in every bush. Tales of tribes of exotic peoples and rumors of riches are in abundance. The Iron Empire and Ultagoth are the primary European states putting active exploration efforts into Africa.